The 18-year-old rapist, was sentenced by
Gweru Regional Magistrate, Morgan
Nemadire, who found him guilty of the one
count of rape » levelled against him.
However, he will only serve an effective 12
years after Nemadire suspended three years
on condition of good behaviour.
The grandson pleaded guilty to raping his aged
grandmother, and asked the Magistrate to be
lenient with him, saying he had been used by
the devil to commit the offence.
“Your worship, may you exercise leniency on
me. I’m a very young man who wasn’t going to
school. I think l was used by the devil to rape
my own grandmother. Even right now, I’m still
shocked about my actions,” the teenager
The prosecutor, Kelvin Guveya told the court
that on May 16, at around 11pm, the
complainant was sleeping alone in her
bedroom hut when she heard someone
knocking on the door.
“The complainant asked who it was before she
opened the door for him. The suspect then
ripped off his granny’s panties and raped her
He then promised to fetch water for her and
fled into the night. The complainant got up,
dressed herself and proceeded to her cousin’s
homestead where she narrated the incident
and spent the rest of the night there,” Guveya
The granny was escorted to the police the
following day and filed a report leading to her