MUTARE – A 34-year-old Penhalonga man has been caged six months for bedding and impregnating his orphaned 16-year-old cousin.
Frank Tenderere of Tsvingwe Destiny, Penhalonga was convicted of incest on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Nyasha Kuture.
Tenderere was sentenced to nine months behind bars but three were suspended on condition that he did not repeat the offence in the next five years.
It was the State’s case that Tenderere approached the juvenile with a love proposal sometime in 2012.
In return, he promised the orphaned girl that he would take care of her.
During the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 the two then had consensual sexual intercourse whenever Tenderere’s wife was away.
The case only came to light after the girl fell pregnant.
The incest case was however, only picked up by the police when they arrested him for the rape of a 14-year-old maid on May 22 while his wife was awaiting delivery at Old Mutare Maternity Hospital.
He is awaiting trial in the rape case.
Brighton Shamhuyarira was prosecuting.