The Zimbabwe’s regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga Court on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old serial rapist, Charles Magombedze to 72 years in prison.
Punch reports that during his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, Magombedze said he was a member of a satanic cult which was bent on spilling blood and having unprotected sex and sire children with the same inclination.
Magombedze, who pleaded guilty to the six count charge of rape, begged for death sentence.
Zimbabwe’s constitution may only permit the death penalty to be imposed on a person convicted of murder committed in aggravating circumstances.
Magistrate Malunga said Magombedze deserved severe punishment because he had behaved like a beast by committing the offences.
Magombedze molested more than 10 victims, including a 14-year-old girl and a police constabulary’s wife with dangerous weapon.
Magombedze also faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed a woman five times in an attempt to rape her and other charges related to unlawful entry and theft.
You will recall that Naija News reported that a mother was sent to a year in prison for assaulting her child’s teacher