Former VP Mphoko's Son Arrested Over Rape
The son of Zimbabwe’s former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been arrested by police in Bulawayo on rape charges.
Mr Siqokoqela Mphoko is expected to appear in court this afternoon to face the rape allegations, according to national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi. He told the Chronicle:
Siqokoqela Mphoko was this morning arrested by police in Bulawayo and will appear in court today. He was arrested over rape charges and that is all we can release as information.Feedback
Earlier this morning, Mr Mphoko was posted online through a video on Ezra Tshisa Sibanda’s Facebook page saying he was handing himself over to police after running away yesterday. He said
Good morning to everybody, my name is Siqokoqela Mphoko. A praying man, a God-fearing man and a family man. Today… Yesterday actually, I was called to the Hillside Police Station and a rape charge laid against me. No investigations were done, but that’s still fine. Yesterday, I ran away from the police station because I felt that there was no fairness in my case. I felt that things were not done properly and I felt that there was a hand behind it that is not Government.
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I believe in the judiciary system, so now I’m on my way to Hillside Police Station to hand myself in as we speak. I’m asking for your prayers and I’m asking for your support. I thank you for your love and your understanding. Thank you, God bless, you.
Mphoko indicated that he was being accused of raping his 12-year-old niece.
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