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Sunday Mail, Harare, 13 May 2007
Naughty boys to get 3 strokes
By Metro Reporter
TWO Harare teenagers shall forever regret their thieving habits after they were sentenced to three strokes of the cane each for stealing goods from a moving vehicle.
The two boys last week pleaded guilty to jumping onto a moving
truck and dropping goods before they alighted to collect their
The Herald, Harare, 16 May 2007
17-Year-Old Rapist Sentenced to Caning
A 17-YEAR OLD boy who raped his five-year-old cousin during a fishing expedition was yesterday spared from a custodial sentence after a Chitungwiza magistrate ruled that he be caned for the offence.
The teenager appeared before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Mr Temba Kuwanda, who slapped him with a wholly suspended six-year jail term.
Prosecutor Ms Lorraine Rubaya said on March 11, 2005, the boy, who resides at Concordia Farm in Featherstone, was, together with his cousin, assigned a fishing task.
While at the river, the court heard, he asked his cousin to have sexual intercourse in return for the birds he had caught.
The boy then grabbed his cousin before forcing her to lie down on the ground and raping her once.
The girl narrated her ordeal to her mother, who reported the matter to the police.
The girl was taken to Chitungwiza Central Hospital, where a medical affidavit confirming the abuse was issued.
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