GWERU – A 75-year-old visually impaired man staying in Woodlands Suburb in Gweru allegedly trapped a 13-year-old girl who had brought him water, tripped her to the ground and raped her once.
Fred Jongwe is now facing rape charges and his case is being heard by Magistrate Tayengwa Sangster.
It is the State case that on a day unknown to the Prosecutor, Jongwe asked for a cup of water from the minor. The minor brought the water and knelt before Jongwe but instead of receiving the cup Jongwe held the minor's hand, pulled her to the ground and allegedly raped her once.
The minor reported the matter to her parents leading to the accused's arrest.