Two teenagers a�� a brother and sister from Zvishavane a��A� have been convicted of being involved in a sexual relationship leading to the birth of a child. The two were arrested for contravening C/S 75 (2) (d) of Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
Sometime in March 2014, Knowledge Mavhika (19) proposed love to his 16-year-old sister and she accepted.
The two became involved in a relationship and they slept together the same month on several occasions.
In April 2014 the girl got pregnant and her grandmother Rumbidzai Ganyani demanded to know the man responsible and was shocked to learn that it was Knowledge.
The matter was reported to Buchwa Police Station where the juvenile was taken to a hospital for medical examination. The two were arrested.
Knowledge was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment of which six months were suspended for five years on condition he does not commit a similar offence.
The other six months were suspended on condition that he performs 210 hours of community service.
The girl was sentenced to five months imprisonment and the whole sentence was suspended for three years on condition she does not commit a similar offence. a��Newsbite/Masvingo Mirror