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    ‘Wadrobe rapist’ terrorise Mucheke minors


    TATENDA CHIZU

    MASVINGO – A man who hid  in the wadrobe before he allegedly pounced  and raped three minors at a house where he stays in Mucheke has been arraigned at Masvingo Magistrates Courts where he faces rape and sodomy charges.
    Taurai Chibarika (25) from Runyararo West in Masvingo appeared before magistrate Dambudzo Malunga facing five counts for raping two girls and sodomising his nephew.
    It is the State case that Chibarika would hide in a wardrobe and lay ambush in the little girls' bedroom. The girls would enter the room sometimes after bathing and he would [pounce on them while they were naked and ready to dress.
    It is the State case that on an unknown date in 2016, one of the nice (8) came back from school and found no one at home so she went to change her clothes in the bedroom. Whilst naked Chibarika showed up from wardrobe where he was hiding, grabbed her and closed her mouth.
    He allegedly threatened to kill the minor if she made any noise. He then lifted and placed her on bed and made her lie on her stomach and had anal sexual intercourse with her. 
    The accused allegedly had several anal intercourses with the minor from January 2016 to October 2017 whenever they were left alone at home. The matter came to light in October 2017 when the complainant told her grandmother that her anus was itching and she took her to a local doctor for examination.
    Chibarika also raped a 14 year old who stays allegedly stay at the same house with him. The minor left Chibarika in the dining room and she went to bath, after bathing she went to bedroom, locked the door as she wanted to change and that's when Chibarika came out of the wardrobe holding a kitchen knife.
    He grabbed her, closed her mouth with one hand and threatened to kill her if she made any noise. He ordered her to lie on the bed and he forced himself between her legs and raped her.
    He had sexual intercourse with her again two more times on different days. The matter came to light on October 30, 2017 when the complainant told someone leading to Chibarika's arrest.
    On count five, Chibarika allegedly sodomised his nine year old nephew in 2016.
    The nephew went to his bedroom which he shared with Chibarika and found the accused inside. The accused grabbed the complainant, closed the door and threatened to beat him if he made any noise.  He unzipped his trousers and made  contact with the minor's penis. 
    Chabarika continued to caress the minor's organ from January 2016 to December 2016 taking advantage that they shared a room.
    Chabarika was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.
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