A Sakubva man reportedly sexually abused his own daughter (12) and concealed his crime by marrying her off to a polygamous self-proclaimed prophet in Temberere Village which is under Chief Zimunya, The Manica Post reports. The matter came to light when the young girl fled the prophet’s home and was rescued by a good samaritan.
According to the publication:
On an unknown date last year, the accused person asked his three children to join him in his bedroom for the night.
They all slept on the same bed and during the night, the girl’s father raped her. After committing the crime, he threatened to kill his daughter if she ever divulged the matter to anyone.
Days later, the man took his daughter to 35-year-old Lukas Hondo, a self-proclaimed prophet of Temberere Village under Chief Zimunya and married her off.
The prophet’s second wife prepared a room for the young girl and the ‘man of cloth’ came in to rape her. This went on for days until the complainant fled and seek refuge in a nearby bush.
Starvation forced the young girl to approach a Good Samaritan to seek assistance. The matter was subsequently reported to the police.
The case was confirmed by Deputy Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda who said the matter is before the courts.
Manicaland’s districts Makoni, Buhera, Mutasa, and Chipinge are riddled with cases of child marriages according to Manicaland Provincial Development Coordinator, Mr. Edgars Seenza.
–The Manica Post