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Minors recount rape ordeal by ‘granddad’

THE Choma Fast Track and User Friendly Court has heard how a 70-year-old man asked two girls to help him sweep his house and later allegedly defiled them.
This is in a case in which Martias Mweetwa of Zambia Township in Choma is facing two counts of defilement of a minor and assault of a girl below the age of 16.
Facts are that Mweetwa on November 17, 2018 allegedly defiled and indecently assaulted two girls aged nine and 12.
When the matter came up for trial before senior resident magistrate Idah Mupemo on Monday, the 12-year-old girl, who is in Grade Three, told the court that Mweetwa asked her and her friend to sweep his house after they knocked off from school.
She said Mweetwa gave them some fruits and sweets as he invited them into the house.
“He later pushed me in the bedroom, where he undressed and defiled me. It was very painful and I started bleeding,” the 12-year-old narrated.

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