A man from Bulawayo has claimed that a Grade 5 pupil he was abusing was his girl friend.
Tafadzo Machemedza aged 19 of Bulawayo claimed he proposed love to the 11-year-old girl and she accepted before they had sex on three separate occasions this month.
The teenager was arrested after he was caught in the act in a toilet on the third occasion by the girl’s stepmother.
Machemedza appeared before the magistrate Chrispen Mberewere charged with rape and he was remanded out of custody on $100 bail.
After abusing the girl twice, Machemedza was out of luck when the girl’s stepmother opened the door when she heard them whispering.
I found the girl nacked while Machemedza was holding his pair of trousers, said the stepmother.
She informed the girl’s father who later made a report leading to Machemedza’s arrest.