Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
A POLICE officer attached to the ZRP Police Protection Unit was yesterday dragged to court to answer to rape charges after he reportedly raped his 4-year-old neighbour.
The suspect Nqobizitha Mlotshwa, 29, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi who remanded him in custody to October 1.
He was referred to the High Court for bail consideration.
The court heard that on September 11, Mlotshwa was at his house at Thomlinson Depot when he saw the minor playing with her friends in the backyard.
It is alleged that he called her into his house and she complied and whilst she was in the house, he ordered her to remove her underwear and he raped her once.
The minor told her mother about the incident and she was examined at the Adult Rape Clinic.
Anesu Chirenje appeared for the State.