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Man dumps his wife to be with her 13-year-old niece

By Mason White 11:48 AM December 17, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was jailed after he had sex with his niece and planned to marry her.

30-year-old Lovemore Hunduza of Nyabira, Zimbabwe, was arrested after he ordered his wife to move out of his house and told his in-laws that he wanted to marry their granddaughter.

Hunduza was sentenced by magistrate Fadzai Mthomben, to 12 years in prison with four years suspended after he told the court that the girl followed him into bed because she liked him.

Hunduza’s wife said that her brother’s 13-year-old daughter was doing homework at her house. She had to go out of the house, leaving her husband alone with the child.

When the girl came to ask her uncle a question about her homework, he grabbed her arm and made her lie down on his chest.

He then took the girl to his bedroom. He claims that the girl consented. However, the victim told police that she was raped.

At sentencing, magistrate Mthombeni said that she considered the fact that Hunduza was a first time offender who had a clean record and was never in trouble with the law before this incident.