A 31-year-old Bulawayo man allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl and offered her US$1 which she accepted and bought chips.

Patrick Mawende appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Rachel Mukanga facing two counts of rape. He was remanded in custody to tomorrow.

Mawende pleaded not guilty saying the matter is being fabricated.

The State represented by Terence Chakabuda said last week, at a time not known by the complainant Mawende raped the minor twice in a kitchen.

The court heard that Mawende offered the complainant US$1 to conceal the crime which she accepted and bought chips.

Further allegations are that on another occasion last week the complainant was cooking in another kitchen used as a storeroom.

The Chronicle reports that Mawende reportedly wrestled the victim to the floor before removing her pants. He had sexual intercourse with her twice without protection.

Leave a Reply