MASVINGO – A cop with ZRP recently appeared in court accused of raping and infecting a minor with an STI.
It is alleged that he initially conceded to the crime when confronted by the grandmother and promised to marry the minor but reneged on the promise when the girl needed money to get treatment for an STI that she had allegedly contracted. Hugh Zvidzai Bhunu appeared before Masvingo magistrate Langton Ndokera facing rape charges.
Bhunu who is stationed at Chidzikwe Police Station in Masvingo Rural allegedly committed the offence on October 13, 2016.
The State led by Murambiza heard that Bhunu offered a lift to the 17-year-old girl who was walking home and she accepted. The accused allegedly changed the direction and turned into a bushy area where he parked his car without saying anything to the victim.
Bhunu jumped to the back seat where the complainant was sitting and pulled off her skirt together with her pant and allegedly raped her.
The victim told the court that she tried to scream for help but no one heard her.
The complainant escaped after the rape and went home but the accused arrived almost at the same time. Bhunu allegedly promised the victim's grandmother that he would marry the complainant and take good care of her.
The complainant's condition worsened after she failed to get medication for STI and her mother was informed and she reported the matter to the Police.