Man (64) rapes minors aged 14, 10, 11 and 10

Zimstar News

A 64-year-old man has been arrested by police for allegedly raping four minors who are aged between 10 and 14.

Police revealed the shock incident in a tweet Wednesday.

“The ZRP confirms the arrest of a Bindura man (64) for rape cases involving four minors aged 14, 10, 11 and 10. The suspect raped the victims who are related to his wife on different occasions,” police said.

Police did not reveal further details on the matter.

The rape of minors by strangers or relatives in prevalent in Zimbabwe.

In 2016, Thamsanqa Masoka, then 53, was arrested and charged for allegedly raping three minors in Bulawayo.

The country’s tough economic situation has seen families resort to relatives for alternative accommodation and other forms of assistance, something that has exposed minors to the risk of rape.

The recent incident comes as the nation is trying to come to terms with the case of a 14-year-old child bride who died in sad circumstances while giving birth at an apostolic church shrine last month.