Two Brothers Face ZRP Investigation for Gang-Molesting Warren Park High School Student
Two brothers are facing a ZRP investigation for allegedly gang-molesting a Warren Park High school student with whom they shared a tenancy.
An Initiation Gone Wrong
Elton and Gift Machimu allegedly attempted to coerce the 16-year-old student into prostitution, seeking to profit from potential clients. When she refused, they resorted to a campaign of sexual assault and violence.
Unveiling the Ordeal & Confirmation from Authorities
The victim’s suffering only came to light after she relocated from the house she shared with the accused brothers and bravely disclosed the assault to her headmistress.
Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, the Harare provincial police spokesperson, verified the case and appealed for any information that could aid in the arrest of the Machimu brothers.
The Timeline of Horror
According to the police report, in June 2023, the complainant and the accused brothers were co-tenants. The brothers initially proposed that she engage in prostitution to earn money, but she adamantly refused, leading to a heated exchange.
A Nightmarish Assault
One of the brothers proceeded to lock the door and rape her without protection. Following the act, he issued threats to silence her, warning of unspecified consequences if she disclosed the matter.
A Cycle of Abuse
The next day, the other brother returned from work and claimed the victim as his wife, asserting his entitlement to do whatever he pleased with her. He forcefully dragged her into her bedroom, where he raped her without protection.
Ongoing Abuse and Escape
From that point onward, the brothers continued to engage in non-consensual, unprotected sexual intercourse with the victim on various occasions. Eventually, the traumatized girl moved out, seeking alternative accommodation. However, one of the brothers pursued her and carried out another rape.
A Brave Revelation
On February 5, the victim confided in her headmistress, who promptly informed her mother. Medical attention was sought at Warren Park Poly Clinic and later at Sally Mugabe Hospital for further management.
As the investigation unfolds, the authorities are actively seeking leads to bring the Machimu brothers to justice.