Former TV Actor Arrested For Rape And Sodomy Of His Own Children

A former Zimbabwe television actor has been arrested on charges of raping and sodomising his own children, police have confirmed.

The 34 year-old who has not been named to protect the identity of his children, sexually abused his two girls aged 10 and 5 and a boy aged 4 after seperating with their mother. The mother had left the matrimonial home and given over custody of her children to the father.

The matter came to light after neighbours noticed behavioural changes in the children. After some time they informed the a member of the neighbourhood watch. The children opened up about the abuse to the police leading to the arrest of the actor.

There has been a worrying increase in the abuse of minors in Zimbabwe, especially in the home as stated in police statistics last year as well increased recent reports showing this trend. Just last week were two cases, in which a mother connived with her boyfriend to abuse her daughter and a case of what many would see as willful negligence when two girls died because their parents would not take them to hospital.

It is laudable in this instance that neighbours took action because it is the norm in this country for people to act as if intervening where such atrocities  are taking place is inappropriate.

It’s a warzone for some of these children at home.

With information from The Herald(Zimbabwe)

  • Frank Malaba

    This Is Very Disturbing.

  • nhonho11

    How is this newsworthy when you if you can not tell us the person name?

    • hov

      taura hako mhomho11, its as if hapana zvavatauta