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Zimbabwean Makes Sensational Rape Claims Against President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Files Court Case in Australia

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

The Zimbabwean government has refused to comment on a case of rape filed in Australia against President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwean national, Susan Mutami, opened the case at a police station in Queensland in Australia alleging that Mnangagwa raped her on many occasions when she was 15 years at his home in Kwekwe where she stayed with the Mnangagwa family after her father died.

But presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, refused to comment saying he did not want to waste his time on such issues.

Mutami claims that Mnangagwa allegedly started abusing her at a hotel in Kwekwe and then continued doing so at his family home.

According to an online publication, ZimLive, Mutami filed the report at the Mount Ommaney police station on Monday morning under case number 4026120.

The publication reports that Mnangagwa allegedly warned her saying he was “very powerful” and could make her disappear if she went public about the rape.

Mutami, who claims that she has a child with the late General Sibusiso Moyo, was once detained in Zimbabwe by state security agents when she was leaving home for Australia.