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Grandad denies rape

Mere Naleba
Friday, April 25, 2014

THE grandfather alleged to have raped his four-year-old granddaughter told the court under oath that he did not commit the alleged offence.

The 75-year-old man said he loved his granddaughter who is now six years old and would never do anything to hurt her or her siblings.

The man said on the morning of June 18, 2012, he was asleep with his wife and his eldest grandson who is the brother of the complainant on their bed and woke up after hearing his grandson and granddaughter playing on the bed beside him.

The man said his wife later joined them after preparing breakfast and they all joined the rest of the family in having breakfast that morning.

He said his brother and his family along with his son — who is the father of the complainant — and his family were all staying with him at the time of the alleged incident.

He said their sleeping arrangements were such that his wife and eldest grandson slept with him in his bedroom, while his two other granddaughters and their parents slept together in another room in the house.

The man also said his son and daughter-in-law did not earn an income, which was why his grandchildren did not attend school.

He said his eldest grandson was seven years old and was only in kindergarten this year because his parents could not afford to send him to school.

The trial continues this morning.





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