A 34-year-old man from Zvishavane is in the soup after allegedly impregnating a minor related to the First Family.
According to the Newsday Aleck Nyoni from Chief Masunda’s area recently appeared before the courts for impregnating a 13-year-old Grade 7 pupil (name withheld to protect identity).
Nyoni pleaded guilty when he appeared before presiding Magistrate Achy Wochiunga.
In mitigation, the accused told the court that he had not been aware that the complainant was a juvenile as she had features of an adult woman.
He sensationally told the court that he was willing to take the child as his wife.
” The girl’s appearance deceived me as she is all grown up,” said Nyoni.
The court heard that on a date unknown sometime last year, Nyoni met the Juvenile at a river, proposed love and she consented. Over a short space of time, their relationship escalated and reportedly had s_exual intercourse several times.
The matter only came to light in July after the grandmother discovered that the minor was pregnant, leading to a report being lodged with the Zvishavane police.
Prosecutor Tinashe Maponde prosecuted the case.
The matter is set for ruling tomorrow