A JUVENILE aged 16 from Gurambira area in Dete has been sentenced to receive four strokes for raping his 8-year-old niece.
He was also sentenced to an additional two years suspended for five years.
This was after he grabbed his 8-year-old niece, lubricated her and his private parts with Vaseline before raping her after threatening to assault her.
He pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Hwange Regional Court magistrate Dambudzo Malunga.
He was convicted and sentenced.
The court heard that on October 19 this year at 4pm the boy arrived home from the shopping centre armed with sticks and instructed the niece to go to the bedroom where he stripped her naked and lubricated both his and her private parts with Vaseline before raping her.
The girl later told her mother and a report was made to the police leading to the boy’s arrest. –