A 26 year old Harare man Silence Chigwere who is being accused of raping a 15 year old Buhera girl has appeared in court and remanded in custody until the 19th of this month.

The accused allegedly raped the victim in 2015 in a bush, kidnapped her and brought her to Msasa where she stayed for two weeks locked in a room where Chigwere would continuously rape her before she managed to escape.

The matter came to light when the story was highlighted by the step mother’s victim on ZBC’s National FM phone inn programme which then led to Chigwere’s arrest.

Chigwere appeared in court before magistrate Barbara Chimbosa on Wednesday.