Hospital cleaner rapes mental patient in toilet

Lusaka High Court

A general hand at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ Annexe Hospital in Harare allegedly raped a mental patient in the institution’s toilet.

It is alleged that Tafadzwa Chitaunhike (32) of 4261 Dzivaresekwa 1, Harare, fondled the 20-year-old woman while she sat on the toilet seat before raping and forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

Chitaunhike appeared before Mr Tendai Mahwe facing two counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault and was remanded in custody to December 7.

Prosecuting, Miss Sharon Mashavira alleged that on November 17, the victim visited the toilet around 7pm and Chitaunhike followed her.

He started caressing her, telling her how much he loved her, the State alleged.

The woman told Chitaunhike that she was not interested and when she tried to escape, he allegedly kicked and tripped her and she fell down.

He then raped her before forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

Chitaunhike allegedly ordered his victim not to tell anyone, but the woman reported the matter to a nurse who later advised her superiors, leading to Chitaunhike’s arrest.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old house- maid is before the courts on allegations of sexually abusing her employer’s four-year-old grandson.

It is the State’s case that Spiwe Chigurupati performed oral sex on the minor on several occasions.

On August 13, the minor visited his grandmother for the holidays. Chigurupati is employed as a maid by th e grandmother.

During the same month when the minor’s grandmother was away, Chigurupati called him to her bedroom.
She ordered the victim to lie on the bed while she performed oral sex on him.

Chigurupati repeated the act on several occasions whenever the minor’s grandmother was away.

After each act, Chigurupati, the court heard, ordered the boy not to tell anyone and threatened to send snakes to bite him if he revealed the sexual abuse.

The offence came to light when the minor went back to his parents’ home.

The mother noticed that the minor would always cry with pain when urinating or when she was bathing his privates.

A medical report confirmed the abuse.

In another case, the chairman of the Chipiwa Sugarcane Farmers’ Association in Chiredzi, has appeared in court charged with raping his two-year-old daughter, reports George Maponga.

The man (60), who cannot be named to protect the minor’s identity, is a divorcee.

The victim now suffers complications of her urinary system following the attack.

The accused was not asked to plead when he appeared before Chiredzi magistrate Ms Geraldino Mutsoto.

He was remanded in custody to December 2.

The farmers boss allegedly visited his daughter on September 27 this year.

The daughter was staying with her grandmother at Mkwasine Estates.

It is alleged the man ordered the daughter to sleep on the sofa.

He subsequently removed her clothes and raped her.

The man threatened to kill the minor if she told anyone about the abuse.

The grandmother later noticed that the victim was having problems in passing urine.

The minor opened up when the grandmother interrogated her.

She reported the matter to police leading to the man’s arrest.

Mr Liberty Hove prose- cuted.