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Saturday 13 May 2017 (Sheillah Mapani)

A 37 year old Harare man reportedly raped his 12 year old daughter while his wife had gone for a church service in Murehwa. It is alleged that the mother of the victim had gone to a church service in Murehwa with her other two children. The court hard that the father woke up during the night and went on to force himself on his daughter. It is the state case that on April 29 the child’s, mother smelt an unusual odor from her daughter and without asking her, she handed her over to a church elder for a checkup. The church elder checked the minor’s privates and discovered white discharge, the court heard. A report was made to the police and the child was referred to Edith Opperman Maternity Hospital where she was medically examined. She revealed to the health workers that she was sexually abused by her father, the court heard.