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Pupil makes false rap_e claim after teacher impre_gnated and dumped her

A BINGA pupil who had dragged a primary school teacher to court for rap_e has confessed that she was seeking revenge after he made her pre_gnant and denied responsibility.

The Mpinami Primary School teacher at Manjolo Business Centre had been on trial for rap_e since February after the 18-year-old girl reported that he had rap_ed him in a bush.

Allegations were that on January 29 at around 6pm, the Form 4 pupil went to a nearby borehole to fetch water in the company of her sister’s daughter.

Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube heard that the accused followed the girls and instructed the other girl to go back home after which he dragged the complainant into a bush and rap_ed her once.

The girl said she had tried to free herself but was overpowered and after the offence, he threatened to beat her if she disclosed the matter and she complied.

However, she told her relatives that she had been rap_ed the following month after missing her periods.

Several state witnesses testified against the girl that the two were known lovers in the area and evidence to prove that she had been rap_ed could not be established.

The girl later told the court that she had fabricated the case after her boyfriend had rejected her after she broke the pre_gnancy news.

Following the girl’s confession, the magistrate advised her to apply for maintenance once the child was born before acquitting the teacher.

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