Beauty queen ‘raped by Gambia’s ex-President Jammeh’

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By Louise Dewast |BBC News| A 23-year-old former beauty queen in The Gambia, Fatou “Toufah” Jallow, has said she was raped by ex-President Yahya Jammeh when he was in office. Fatou “Toufah” Jallow says she fled The Gambia after she was raped and now lives in Canada Her testimony is part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report that details another alleged rape and sexual assault by Mr Jammeh. The BBC tried to contact Mr Jammeh, who now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea, about the allegations. Related…

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Prophet ‘rapes 17-yr-old, offers $5 for silence’

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On Jun 26, 2019 7,866 0 By Sharon Buwerimwe A Johanne Masowe branch leader from Bulawayo allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl and tried to buy her silence with $5 before threatening to kill her. Simon Dabengwa, a Madzibaba leader of Johanne Masowe Wechishanu from Nkulumane suburb, pleaded not guilty to rape before Bulawayo magistrate Mafios Moyo. “We were madly in love as she is my girlfriend. I did not rape her, we had sex several times and she wanted it too,” said Dabengwa. He was remanded out of custody to…

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Teen up for double rape

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On Jun 21, 2019 15,366 0 By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu A 16 year old Gwanda teenager has been arrested for allegedly raping his two cousins aged eight years on several occasions while they were on their way home from school. The teenager who cannot be named for ethical reasons reportedly raped the two girls last year when he was in Grade Seven at a school in Gwanda and they were in Grade Two at the same school. He is set to appear in court on June 27 facing several counts of…

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Rape-accused dad on the run

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On Jun 20, 2019 15,466 0 By Sharon Chikowore A Hurungwe man is on the run after allegedly sexually abusing his two daughters aged 10 and 13 since 2018. Ignatius Bakasa of Makande Village under Chief Nematombo Hurungwe allegedly raped his two daughters on several occasions while sharing the same bedroom. Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara said they are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Bakasa. “We are appealing to members of the public who might have information on the whereabouts of Bakasa to report to the…

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Man rapes relative, 13 years later rapes sired daughter

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By Michelle Gwizi A Bulawayo man who raped and impregnated his relative 13 years ago has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping his daughter who was born out of the incestuous relationship. The girl, a court heard, only discovered that the man she grew up knowing as her uncle was her biological father, after she told her mother about the sex attacks. It was revealed in court that the complainant’s family covered up her mother’s rape and attempts were made to conceal that the complainant had been…

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Honda Fit rape, robbery cases on rise in Bulawayo

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By Danisa Masuku Police in Bulawayo are worried about a rise in robbery and rape cases. The worrying trend has been linked to pirate taxis who ply different routes in the city. Illegal taxis, mostly Honda Fit vehicles have continued to dominate local public transport due to their flexibility. Frantic efforts by commuter operators in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to push out pirate taxis have hit a brick wall. According to police, pirate taxis contribute to robbery and rape cases usually after 8pm when most commuter operators…

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Gwanda prophet jailed

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu A self proclaimed  prophet from Gwanda has been jailed 18 years for raping a 16-year-old juvenile under the pretext of healing her. The prophet aged 38, from Spitzkop North suburb told the juvenile who is his neighbour that he had to sleep with her in order to be healed and warned her that she would go mad if she did not comply. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape when he appeared briefly before Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira last week. He was sentenced…

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Abusive stepdad jailed 30 years

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By Leonard Ncube A 43 year old man from Hwange who had unprotected sex with his teenage stepdaughter and infected her with HIV has been sentenced to 30 years in jail. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the girl, claimed he had consensual sex with the complainant after proposing love to her in 2014 when she was 13-years-old. The girl denied in court having consensual sex with her stepdad. The teenager is now aged 18 and was initiated on Anti-Retroviral treatment (ART) in October last…

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Carjacking and rape charge for 35-yr-old

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By Mashudu Netsianda / Michelle Gwizi A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly hijacking a car from a woman who had offered him a lift before robbing her of RTGS$400 at knifepoint. He later raped another woman that he had offered a lift using the stolen car. Pym Vengai Togara who is based in Harare, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Franklin Mkhwananzi yesterday facing robbery and rape charges. He was remanded in custody to June 20. Prosecuting, Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo said on April 21 this year at around 1AM, the…

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7 years jail for rapist schoolboy

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On Jun 6, 2019 18,790 0 By Courtney Matende A 17-YEAR-old boy who is in Form Three at a Gweru school has been sentenced to four years in jail for raping a two-year-old toddler. The boy, a repeat offender will, however, serve a total of seven years after Gweru Regional magistrate, Mrs Phathekile Msipa, added three more years which were suspended in 2015 when he was convicted of a similar charge of rape. In passing sentence, Mrs Msipa said as a repeat offender, the teenage boy deserved a custodial sentence…

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