St Giles bus driver in hand-capped juvenile rap scandal

A 65-year-old bus driver at St Giles special school has been dragged to court on allegations of sexually abusing a 16-year-old disabled female pupil

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A 65-year-old bus driver at St Giles special school has been dragged to court on allegations of sexually abusing a 16-year-old disabled female pupil.

Enock Samhembere appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing three counts of rape.

Samhembere was not asked to plead before the court.

He was remanded in custody with instructions to approach the High Court for bail pending trial.

Prosecuting, Linda Gadzikwa alleges that Samhembere raped the girl whose identity is being protected on three different occasions using protection.

The child became so unfocused raising suspicions in her teachers who then interviewed her before she disclosed the abuse.

Sometime in March 2019 on the date and time not known accused saw the complainant who was in the dining room having lunch while he was standing in the passage, the court heard.

He allegedly called the complainant using gestures and she went to him before he led her to the changing room near the dining hall and locked the door.

The Court heard that he ordered her to remove her pants and she complied.

He went on to rape her once using protection and gave her some money afterwards.

Samhembere allegedly repeated the abuse twice but did not give the complainant money.

It is alleged that her teachers then noticed behavioral change in the complainant and interviewed her leading to the arrest.