A physically disabled man has been charged with the rape of a teen girl in Harare.
He appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he heard he will remain jailed for another week.
Siyabonga Ntshuntshe was arrested last Thursday after the 16-year-old pointed his Harare home out to the police.
The victim’s father, 46, says he received a call that morning that his daughter had been hurt.
“A woman called me on the phone to tell me that she had found my daughter,” he says.
“When I arrived there, I was told that she was found on the street naked and she had been raped.
“The woman’s husband apparently saved her from being raped by another man.
“He took her to his house where his wife covered her up and phoned the police.”
The devastated father says his daughter managed to point out to the police where the accused lives.
“When the police arrived, there he was still sleeping and they arrested him that morning.
“He is a disabled man who violated my daughter and we couldn’t even see him in court, he never made it into the dock and we were not informed of the reason.”
The father says the meisie was with her friends on Wednesday night: “I suspect that they planned this rape because they left her there with this man and they didn’t come back for her. I’m waiting for them to tell me the whole story about how my daughter was left in the hands of a rapist.”
Harare SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Nosiphiwo Mntengwane has confirmed that the accused has been charged with rape.
Ntshuntshe will appear again for a bail application on 14 June.