An HIV-positive Zvishavane couple kidnapped their neighboura��s daughter before the husband raped her as his wife watched.
The couple has since appeared in court facing allegations of deliberately infecting a young girl with HIV, kidnapping and rape.
They appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Shepherd Munjanja and were remanded in custody for the continuation of trial.
Circumstances surrounding the matter are that the two, from Mhike village under Chief Mazwihwa in Zvishavane, approached their neighboura��s 14-year-old daughter who was fetching water from the dam. They cunningly invited the teenager to their homestead.
Upon reaching their homestead, the woman forced the girl into their bedroom hut and locked it.
In the evening, she released the girl to her husband who raped the girl three times during the same night with her assistance.
The girl was only released the following morning and they threatened to behead her if she reported the matter to anyone.
The girl told her mother about the incident and the wife was arrested while her husband fled.
A series of investigations conducted by the police revealed that the wife was in the habit of finding young girls to satisfy her husband each time she was not in the mood of having sex.
Police also launched a manhunt for the husband and he was arrested after three weeks as he attempted to cross into South Africa.
Talent Tadenyika prosecuted.