Woman ‘only realised she’d been raped when she found mud and grit in her underwear’

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A woman has said that she only realised she had been raped when she found mud and grit in her jeans and underwear. She is one of three women who accuse Chiron Hutchinson, 19, of raping them between July and October last year. He is now on trial for six counts of rape, one of attempted rape, and six of sexual assault. A court heard that in one incident the former public schoolboy said that he was a model and a stockbroker to impress a woman and gave the impression…

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WhatsApp love texts lead to domestic violence

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A BULAWAYO man has appeared in court for assaulting his wife after she confronted him about love messages from another woman that she found in his phone. Energy Musorowegomo (46) from Sizinda suburb pleaded guilty to a physical abuse charge before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube. Mr Ncube fined him $100 to be paid before August 31 or 90 days imprisonment in case of default. During mitigation, Musorowegomo pleaded for a fine saying he is a breadwinner for his family. “I am a father of eight your Worship and…

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Teacher tied to tree, raped for 5 hrs

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A TEACHER at a school in Victoria Falls was allegedly kidnapped by a homeless man who tied her to a tree and raped her numerous times over a five-hour period near Truck Stop in Hwange. Bonface Nyambiya (32), who often hangs around the Truck Stop area where he preys on prostitutes, allegedly inserted his manhood into the teacher’s before taking it out and forcing her to suck it. He would allegedly take a smoke break after every round of sex as he raped the woman several times between 10PM and…

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Prophet mania grips Zim: 85% of population seek their services

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ABOUT 85 percent of Zimbabweans consult prophets, faith and traditional healers for medical ailments, a development that has jolted the Government to enforce regulations and arrest those who are not registered. According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, a majority of Zimbabweans are shunning doctors and consulting prophets for illnesses. The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Adrian Musiiwa, yesterday said the Government was concerned about the increasing number of unscrupulous people who claim to be healers and compromise people’s health. “In…

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Woman sentenced to 20 years in jail for her parents’ murder

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A young woman who watched as her mother and stepfather were murdered in their Capital Park home on the Day of Goodwill in 2015 seemed unperturbed after being sent to jail for 20 years. Judge Neil Tuchten said yesterday in the High Court in Pretoria that Bonolo Gwendolene Lekalakala, 21, had no remorse about her evil deeds, was not a candidate for rehabilitation and had it not been for her youth, her crimes would have demanded life sentences. He sentenced her to 55 years’ imprisonment, of which she has to…

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Founders High pregnancies probe complete

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THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has completed investigations that were launched after six pupils at Founders High School in Bulawayo, who are boarders, fell pregnant with three male teachers being implicated in the case. Last month, a whistle blower at the school wrote a letter to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education alleging that teachers were involved in sexual abuse of pupils. This prompted the Ministry to investigate the matter. Yesterday, Bulawayo acting Provincial Education Director Mrs Olicah Kaira said the probe team had completed its work.…

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Grace Mugabe exposes big South Africa drug dealer as Gabriella Engels assault case continues

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The South African police is now in possession of a signed document by Zimbabwe’s First lady Mrs Doctor Amai Grace Mugabe in which she accused a South African-Greek young lady of supplying high end drugs to her sons. She swore an affidavit in front of a police commissioner that her sons have got state protection and hence it is not easy for them to go and get drugs by themselves hence the use of the girl as a decoy. It is rumoured that the girl in question – Gabriella Engels-…

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Brother and sister jailed for sex abuse against three children

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Two siblings have been jailed for a horrific campaign of abuse against three children. Matthew David Thatcher, 26, and Emily Thomson, 18, were jailed along with Mandy Wright after admitting to 36 counts of sexual abuse of the under-16s. Cardiff Crown Court heard yesterday that Thatcher and Thomson took photographs of themselves sexually assaulting the children and sent graphic messages about their abuse and discussed their planned abuse. The court also heard that Thomson was infatuated with her brother and ‘did not view him as a relative’. Recorder of Cardiff…

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Alleged Grace Mugabe assault victim offered blank cheque to make matter go away

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The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe’s First Lady‚ Grace Mugabe‚ was offered a blank cheque to make the matter go away. This was revealed at a media conference on Thursday at AfriForum’s offices in Centurion at which the alleged victim‚ Gabriella Engels‚ and her mother‚ Debbie‚ were present. “There wasn’t an amount offered to them (the Engels family). The indication was: come up with a figure‚” AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said. Caty van der Merwe from AfriForum’s Trauma Unit said there was no direct threat if Engels did…

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Raped girl, 10, gives birth to girl after Indian Supreme Court refused abortion

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A 10-year-old girl who was raped by her uncle has given birth to a girl. She did not know she was pregnant and her parents told her she was having an operation to have a stone removed from her stomach. The baby, who weighed just under 5lbs, will now be put up for adoption. The girl was delivered via c-section at a hospital in Chandigargh, India, and they are both in a stable condition. When she was born she weighed just under 5lbs. Dr Dasari Harish, who has been overseeing…

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