Tip-Off Saves ‘Married’ Lady (14) From Additional Sexual Abuse

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By Matabeleland North Correspondent


VICTORIA FALLS: An nameless tip-off to the police right here led to the rescue of a 14-year-old woman who discovered herself cohabitating along with her 19-year-old boyfriend after being chased away from dwelling by her uncle.

The household lives in Jambezi, simply outdoors the resort metropolis.

The woman, whose id can’t be revealed, had since dropped out of a neighborhood college the place she was imagined to be in Type Two.

Though she was not pregnant, the woman had been residing with Pleasure Nkomazana of Makala Village 5 in Jambezi as spouse and husband since February.

This was after her uncle had chased her away from dwelling for allegedly cooking some relish which he disliked.

The woman went on to hunt shelter at her boyfriend Nkomazana’s place of residence since she had nowhere else to go.

The lovers then had sexual activity on quite a few events.

Nkomazana’s household additionally welcomed the woman when she arrived after being chased away by her guardian.

A involved neighborhood member tipped-off the police who later arrested Nkomazana for having sexual activity with a minor.

Nkomazana pleaded responsible to the cost earlier than Victoria Falls Justice of the Peace Linda Dzvene who sentenced him to fifteen months in jail.

Nevertheless, three months had been suspended for 5 years whereas the opposite 12 had been additionally suspended provided that Nkomazana carried out 410 hours of neighborhood service at Kanyambizi Clinic.

Prosecutor Asher Chindedza stated Nkomazana proposed like to the woman someday in April final 12 months and he or she accepted

“On the twelfth day of February 2021, the woman was chased away from dwelling by her uncle after cooking relish he didn’t like and he or she went to Nkomazana’s homestead and stayed with him after in search of permission from his mother and father,” stated the prosecutor.

Chindedza stated the 2 had intercourse on 13 February and on quite a few different events thereafter as they stayed as husband and spouse.

Police later acquired a tip-off resulting in Nkomazana’s arrest.

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