“YES, I had sex with my 11-year-old daughter because my culture compels me to do so!”
This was the shocking statement made by a father as community members bayed for his blood.
“Before she gets married or has a relationship with anyone, my culture compels me to be the one she sleeps with first,” he told a group of angry residents.
The 41-year-old man was arrested while fleeing from angry residents in Dark City extension outside Thulamahashe, Mpumalanga on Sunday. He appeared in the Mhala Magistrates Court on Monday and was remanded in custody. He will appear in court again today. He was not asked to plead to the charges.
The rapes were discovered when village women questioned the child about her bulging belly and breasts at a communal tap where she had gone to fetch water. She claimed that her dad had been forcing himself on her for months.
Angry residents stormed the man’s home baying for his blood and bolted out and ran away. Luckily for him he was arrested by some cops who saw him running, with the angry mob in hot pursuit.
The girl’s step mum (40) said her husband would leave the bedroom to watch TV, even at midnight!
She said she would often find him in the sitting-room with the girl sitting on his thighs, but she never suspected he would rape his own daughter.
The angry mob almost got their hands on her also accusing her of not caring enough to find out what was really happening. She was lucky because some in the crowd understood here and they calmed their colleagues.
Source : Online