Preg­nant woman rapist stabs vol­un­teer cop

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

A TSHOLOT­SHO man al­legedly raped a seven months preg­nant woman, then at­tacked her with an axe on the head be­fore stab­bing a mem­ber of the neigh­bour­hood watch com­mit­tee who tried to ar­rest him.

Lighton Ngwenya (25) of Mt­shina Line area ap­peared be­fore Plumtree Mag­is­trate Mr Gideon Ru­vetsa fac­ing a rape charge and two counts of at­tempted mur­der.

He was re­manded in cus­tody to Novem­ber 3.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Elisha Ma­zorodze said Ngwenya at­tacked the 24-year-old woman from Makhulela in Bulil­ima District while she was search­ing for cat­tle in Makhulela graz­ing area.

“On 26 Au­gust around 6PM, the woman, who was seven months preg­nant, was search­ing for her fa­ther’s cat­tle at Makhulela graz­ing area when Ngwenya ap­peared from the bushes hold­ing an axe.

“He pro­posed love to her but she re­fused. He then grabbed her by the hand to stop her from leav­ing and or­dered the woman to have sex­ual in­ter­course with him. She re­fused and Ngwenya raped her once,” said Mr Ma­zorodze.

He said Ngwenya struck the woman with the axe once and fled from the scene.

Mr Ma­zorodze said the woman was taken to a nearby clinic by a passerby and the mat­ter was re­ported at But­she Po­lice Base.

He said a few days later, neigh­bour­hood watch com­mit­tee mem­ber, Mr Eric Moyo, was in­formed that Ngwenya had been spot­ted in the area.

“The neigh­bour­hood watch com­mit­tee mem­ber on 8 Oc­to­ber was in­formed that Ngwenya had been seen in one of the homesteads in Makhulela Vil­lage and he went there with the in­ten­tion to ar­rest him.

“When Ngwenya saw him he drew a knife and stabbed Mr Moyo on the leg,” Mr Ma­zorodze said.

He said Mr Moyo was as­sisted by vil­lagers to ap­pre­hend Ngwenya and they took him to the po­lice station. — @DubeMatutu

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