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    Zaka man rapes mentally challenged through the night: gets 14 years


    CHIREDZI – A man from Zaka will spend 14 years in jail for taking a mentally challenged woman into a nearby homestead and raping her throughout the night.
    Jerry Chavani (27) of Village Chavani Chief Bota, Zaka appeared before Senior Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu facing a rape charge. It is the State Case that on September 26, 2016 at around 3pm Progress Zingwanda went to Ngwebu village under Chief Nhema to collect a cardboard box.
    On her way back she met Chavani who proposed love to her but she refused. Chavani persistently followed her and later grabbed her hand and dragged her to Chiredzi River. He took her to a nearby homestead to seek accommodation and during the night he had sexual intercourse with her without her consent. The following morning Chavani dumped Zingwanda in a nearby field before proceeding to his home. She was seen in the field by her grandmother whom she told about her ordeal leading to Chavani`s arrest.
    Magistrate Zuyu said the State proved to the court that Chavani indeed committed rape. She convicted Chavani and sentenced him to 14years in prison. Eddy Mbavarira prosecuted.
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