Tanyaradzwa Ncube |  1 year ago | local
A 62-year-old man from Manhu village in Marange appeared in court for raping his 16-year-old granddaughter and terminating the pregnancy using unknown substance which he made her consume. Martin John Mutunziwa pleaded not guilty to the charges and putting the juvenile’s life at risk when he appeared before Mutare Magistrate Pethukile Msipa. Prosecutor Perseverance Musukuto told the court that in October 2021 the accused took advantage of being the guardian of the victim and raped her and upon realizing that she had fallen pregnant the accused made the victim consume some substance to abort the pregnancy. The victim was admitted after some complications occurred and a report was made leading to the arrest of the accused.
The case will be back in court for trial in October.