A 51-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter at his home in Njube suburb.
The sex attack happened last week on Saturday at around 1pm.
A family insider who requested to speak on condition of anonymity said the 12-year-old visited her father and found him alone in the living room.
The man allegedly invited the minor to sit next to him. He reportedly greeted her and after that he kissed her hand before he went out, said the insider. After a few minutes he returned and sternly warned the teenage girl not to tell anyone about what he intended to do to her.
He ordered her to take off her skirt and the minor complied. He sexually attacked her on the sofa.
“After the act he threatened to kill her if ever she told anyone about the ordeal. And, fearing for her life she never told anyone on that fateful day. Later at around 5pm she left to where she resides,” said the insider.
The insider added: “When she got there she sobbed, prompting her grandfather to ask her why she was crying and she revealed that her father raped her. After that her grandfather took her to a police station and reported the matter leading to the arrest of her father.”
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.