Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Susan Mutami: Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accused of raping form 3 pupil, police open probe

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accused of raping form 3 pupil Susan Mutami, police open probe

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Raped by President

A woman has sensationally claimed she was raped byZimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

On Monday, Susan Mutami, a Zimbabwean Businesswoman walked into a police station in Brisbane, Australia and filed sexual abuse charges against the President.

The woman, who is now 33-year-old, accused President Mnangagwa of raping her back in 2004 when she was a 15-year-old Form 3 pupil at Loreto High School in Silobela. Susan later went on Twitter and shared her allegation to all and sundry calling for the Zimbabwean President to be arrested and jailed.

How it all started

Susan Mutami: Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accused of raping form 3 pupil Susan Mutami, police open probe

According to zimlive, a local daily, Mutami told police that Mnangagwa – then a cabinet minister – pursued her after meeting her during an interschools athletics competition in 2003. She was in Form 2 and in uniform.

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After that, Mnangagwa allegedly raped her several times over many years.

I can proof he raped me

To back up her allegations, Mutami has described in graphic detail Mnangagwa’s anatomy. She claimed Mnangagwa has a birth mark on the inner left thigh and another on one of his butt cheeks.


She claims local government minister July Moyo was present at the Golden Mile Hotel in Kwekwe when, as a schoolgirl, Mnangagwa led her to one of the rooms and raped her for the first time.

Zimbabwe’s future first lady refused to believe her

Auxillia Mnangagwa:

 

Susan added that during her stay at Mnangagwa’s farm between 2005 and 2007, she once tried to tell his wife, Auxillia, about the abuse, but Zimbabwe’s future first lady refused to believe her.

“She told me I smell like urine, and boasted that ‘my husband has classy bitches, not you’.”

Mutami also claimed she was punched in the face by Mrs Mnangagwa.

Off to Australia

Mutami left for Australia in 2007 after her mother moved there to work as a nurse.

In 2010, she said she met the late Sibusiso Moyo – then a middle-ranking soldier in the army – and he promised to protect her. They fell in love and had a child together, a boy.

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Moyo died in January 2021 – but not before he told Mutami that he had been poisoned, she claims.

Australia Police launch probe

Australian police: Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accused of raping form 3 pupil Susan Mutami, police open probe

On Tuesday, Australian police said they would work with international bodies to investigate rape allegations against the 79-year-old president.

Matt Adams, a spokesman with the Queensland Police Service, has however, declined to discuss details of Mutami’s complaint filed at Mount Ommaney Police Station, three days after she went public with the rape allegations.

Meanwhile, George Charamba, the official spokesman for Mnangagwa, has dismissed the allegations as “gossip.”

He said President Mnangagwa would not be commenting. Legal experts also say  the whole investigation is an exercise in futility and an international investigation targeting a head of state is a “dead end”, especially without the cooperation of local police.

 

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