HARARE – A Harare magistrate has ordered a 22-year-old Mbare man to receive four strokes for raping and impregnating a 12-year-old deaf and dumb girl.
Magistrate Hosea Mujaya said the strokes are to be administered by a prison officer at Harare Remand Prison.
The court heard that Charlton Mutamba approached the girl who was in the company of her friend, before asking to talk to her over undisclosed issues in August last year.
Mutamba then grabbed the girl’s hand and took her to his friend’s house where he locked the door upon entry.
He forcibly removed the girl’s trousers and raped her, before telling her to leave the house after the act.
The offence came to light after the girl’s mother noticed signs of pregnancy on the minor on February 13 this year.
She quizzed the girl who revealed the rape, leading to Mutamba’s arrest.