A Zimbabwean man but based in South Africa is alleged to have raped his 19-year-old daughter saying it was a payment for all the years he had been taking care of her.
The details only came to light after the girl’s boyfriend stumbled onto WhatsApp messages from the girl’s father demanding sex from his daughter. Shaken by his findings, the man (name withheld) then quizzed his girlfriend over the alleged affair with her father, forcing her to confess of the alleged sexual abuse.
A family source who spoke to the state media on condition of anonymity furnished the publication with details of the alleged abuse.
Last year in December she visited her father who is based in South Africa. On that particular night her father came home heavily drunk and headed straight to the room where her daughter was sleeping and told her she must let him do whatever he wants to do because he is the one who pays her school fees and buys food for her upkeep.
The girl in question had to give in to her father’s odd demands and he allegedly raped her once. The following day the young woman returned to Zimbabwe.
Her father was only exposed after the girl’s boyfriend browsed through her phone.
When he was browsing through her lover’s phone he got shocked and surprised as he stumbled on messages which were from her father requesting for sex with her. Her boyfriend got pissed off and questioned her thoroughly. She ended up disclosing that the message was from her father.
She also revealed that her father once raped her when she paid him a visit in South Africa last year in December. She told her lover that the incident was troubling her and she needed counselling to get over it.
After the confession, the girl’s boyfriend then advised her to report the matter to the police.