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Zaka man rapes niece (13)

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Zaka man rapes niece (13)

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TARIRO MUGADZA
MIRROR REPORTER

CHIREDZI – Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu has remanded a Zaka man facing four rape counts in custody for continuation of trial.
Venganai Tenga (29) of Muchokwa Village under Chief Nhema in Zaka allegedly raped his niece (name withheld) on three different occasions and raped a mentally challenged woman once.
Tenga is denying the charges and arguing that he had consensual sexual intercourse with his niece once.
He allegedly raped his niece sometime in June 2021. Tenga allegedly went into a room she was sleeping in with her two sisters and threatened her with a knife. He went on to rape her once.
The second count was in August 2021. Tenga allegedly waylaid his niece while she was fetching firewood and raped her. He threatened her against disclosing the matter to anyone.
He raped again in April 2023 after following her to her parents homestead. He found her alone cleaning the house and pushed her to the floor and raped her once. He threatened her against disclosing the matter to anyone.
The minor told her stepmother who accompanied her to file a Police report and to Ndanga Hospital to get a medical report at.
Ronald Kwangwari prosecuted.

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