A 57-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man yesterday left a court stunned when he claimed that a six-year-old girl gave him a blow job because she was his girlfriend.

Ndola Gwebu, a father of three from Mzilikazi suburb, said the 13-year-old sister of the complainant, whom he is also accused of raping on a separate incident, gave him the girl as his wife.

Gwebu appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Sikhumbuzo Nyathi facing two counts of indecent assault and rape after he forced the six-year-old girl, a neighbour’s child, to suck his penis while he inserted his finger in her v*gina. He is also accused of raping the girl’s 13-year-old sister.

Prosecuting, Trust Mudume said on an unknown date between November 2013 and January 2014, the accused called the two complainants into his house on separate incidents and committed the crimes.

He said Gwebu called the first complainant, who is aged six, into his house and told her that he wanted to have sex with her in exchange for money.

On the first count, he is said to have called the first complainant into his house and told her to s*ck his penis.

On the second count, Gwebu is alleged to have inserted his finger in the complainant’s v*gina.

Mudume said the accused gave the complainant $1 and told her it was a $5 note. She went home.

He said Gwebu also allegedly raped the second complainant on a separate incident.

“The matter came to light when the two reported the matter to their parents leading to the accused’s arrest.”

Gwebu pleaded guilty to the first count of indecent assault but denied raping the 13-year-old girl.

“I was in my bedroom when the complainant walked in. I was wearing my underwear without any trousers on so when I removed the underwear, the girl proceeded to me and started playing with my erect penis and later sucked it,” he said to a stunned gallery.

When the seemingly shocked magistrate asked Gwebu why he did not restrain the child, he said: “I restrained her because she was annoying me. I was enjoying it in the beginning but I later stopped her.

“I did not force the girl, in fact her sister surrendered the girl to me as my girlfriend so I played with her and she later offered to s*ck my penis,” he said.

Gwebu was remanded in custody to 23 April for sentencing.

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