ZRP Matebeleland North Records 4 Cases of Rape Involving Juvenile Victims

Written by on January 11, 2024

By Letshani Ngwenya

In a disturbing series of events, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Matebeleland North have reported four cases of rape involving girls aged 13 and 14.

In Hwange, a 14-year-old girl fell victim to her own 22-year-old cousin brother. The alleged perpetrator has been apprehended by the authorities, Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda confirmed the arrest.

Another incident occurred in iNyathi, where an 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

“The suspect persuaded the victim to consume beer before committing the assault”, said Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda.

Meanwhile, in Victoria Falls, police are actively seeking a 28-year-old man named Paida Chatora, who is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding Chatora’s whereabouts to come forward to assist in the investigation.

Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda issued a statement urging parents and guardians to provide proper guidance to their juvenile daughters. Banda emphasized the need for vigilance.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police for Matebeleland North would like to advise parents and guardians to properly guide their juvenile girl children so that there is a limit in the recurrence of cases of rape.” she said.

Banda also cautioned against attending night parties without proper supervision, as these gatherings often attract sexual predators preying on vulnerable individuals.

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