- Crime uncovered after mother noticed girl was four months pregnant
A SELF-PROCLAIMED prophet on Wednesday appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl who had come to his house to fetch water.
The alleged crime was, however, uncovered four months later when the girl turned out pregnant.
The accused, Stanely Mhandu, is being charged with sexually assaulting an under aged girl on November 15, 2019.
On the date mentioned, at around 10am, the complainant is said to have gone to accused’s home to fetch water.
After realising that the tin used to collect water was not by the well, she asked the accused to provide her with one, but was asked to go and collect the tin in one of the rooms.
According to the State, Mhandu, 55, immediately followed the complainant inside the house and locked the door.
The accused is then said to have committed unprotected sexual intercourse with her.
The victim said she could not scream as the accused threatened her life if she alerted anyone.
The accused also allegedly threatened the complainant with putting name of the girl in clay pot, saying that would cause her death as he claimed to be a ‘prophet’.
The complainant then reportedly fetched water and went home.
The accused’s alleged wrongdoing surfaced four months later after the complainant’s mother noticed that her daughter was pregnant.Accused was remanded to Thursday for bail application