Report has it that a 36-year-old man was arrested in after he allegedly raped his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter while her younger siblings aged 4 and 6 years watched.

Chronicle newspaper reported that, the Zim man, Vusumuzi Maphosa appeared in court in Plumtree and was remanded until January 24.

He allegedly broke into the hut in which the three siblings were sleeping on December 5 at around 22:00.

 “He covered the juvenile’s mouth with his hand and removed her clothes. The juvenile struggled with Maphosa until her siblings woke up,” Prosecutor Elisha Mazorodze was quoted as saying.

Maphosa threatened to beat the younger siblings if they screamed. He then raped the girl once and fled the scene.

It was then that the girl’s siblings rushed to alert their mother, who then reported him to the police.