A 36-year-old married Angolan businessman, Joao Paulo Kapingana allegedly raped and impregnated a 15 year minor girl on the pretext of marrying her in Ruacana.
Though the incident took place towards the end of October, it came to light only last Tuesday when the girl’s parents took her to the clinic for medical examination following a pregnancy related illness.
The girl’s uncle, name withheld, told Metro that the minor, who did her grade 9 this year, was introduced to Kapingana by her friends and then started a relationship of sorts with the married man.
“He lured the girls by driving them around in his car and buying them things. He is married and has two children, but developed intimacy with the girl towards the end of this year. According to what the girl told us, he has sex with her with the promise that he would marry her,” said the uncle.
Despite experiencing abnormalities, the uncle said, the minor did not seem to be aware that she was pregnant.
“Even after it happened, the girl did not inform her parents. She waited until she became sick last week and my sister and her husband parents took her to the clinic where she was informed that she was pregnant,” said the uncle.
Shocked over this, the uncle said, her parents approached the village community elders, who summoned the girl.
“This is when she revealed who the man was after the village elders asked the girl what exactly had happened and who was the accused. It was decided that the matter must be taken to the elders and I promised her parents that I will let my niece stay in my house and take care of her,” he said.
According to Omusati Regional Crime Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu, a rape case CR 02/12/14 was opened, but an arrest was yet to be made by the time of going to the press and Kapingana was understood to have gone back to Angola.