A Chiweshe man who r_ped and bribed a 15-year-old girl with biscuits and body lotion was jailed 12 years by Bindura regional magistrate Ngoni Nduna yesterday.
Bvunzai Chigwada (29) was jailed after a full trial and the magistrate conditionally suspended two years.
Prosecutor Samson Chamunorwa told the court that on September 29 last year the complainant went to the accused’s house looking for her boyfriend and was told by the accused to wait for him as he was not around.
The complainant kept waiting until it got late and her boyfriend did not show up.
The rapist gave the minor a place to sleep in the kitchen and around midnight he came and r_ped her twice.
She screamed for help but no one heard her.
The following day both the r_pist and the complainant went to Jaji shopping centre, Chiweshe where he bought her biscuits and body lotion to buy her silence.
The complainant went to her aunt’s place and divulged the r_pe leading to Chigwada’s arrest.-Byo24