13-year-old Murehwa girl agrees to marry man (31) who raped her

A 13-year-old girl from from Chigumadzi Village in Murewa agreed to “marry” a 31-year-old man same village who previously raped her.

Police have confirmed the incident, saying the minor was raped by the man in front of her two siblings aged 3 and 6 during the night of March 4. They were sleeping in their kitchen hut.

Their grandmother was attending a church service at an apostolic church during the night of the rape.

After the incident, the man threatened the minor not to disclose the incident to anyone. He went on to persuade the minor to marry her, and she agreed.

Thereafter, the two allegedly went to the man’s homestead where they stayed as wife and husband. But problems started coming one after the other as the man went on to cheat on the girl with other women.

On August 17, the man reportedly assaulted the minor, who had discovered that he was in a relationship with various other women.

The minor then went and narrated her ordeal to her grandmother who took her to the police station and reported the matter at Murehwa Police Station.

Seeing that his arrest was imminent, then men fled from the village and police have since launched a manhunt for him.

Police spokesperson for the province Inspector Simon Chazovachiyi appealed to the public for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspect. □

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