Man rapes deaf, dumb woman
A RUSAPE man who unashamedly quenched his unbridled sexual appetite on a deaf and dump woman impregnating her in the process has been jailed for 18 years for the shameful offence.
Bezel Chamukamhatsi (46) of Chikoki Village under Chief Makoni who was not represented pleaded not guilty but was convicted after full trial by Rusape regional magistrate, Mr Livingstone Chipadza who suspended three years on condition of good behaviour. The 23-year-old visibly pregnant victim gave her evidence in sign language and a sign language interpreter translated to the court.
Rusape district prosecutor, Mr Tirivanhu Mutyasira told the court that Chamukamhatsi, a married man abused the complainant and the matter only came to light after the she discovered that she was pregnant.
“Chamukamhatsi and the complainant stay in the same village. The complainant is deaf and dumb. On a date unknown to the prosecutor but in the year 2017, the accused person followed the complainant who was in their field with her sister.
He approached them and they started running away.
Chamukamhatsi ran after the complainant, grabbed her before strangling her. She fell to the ground whereupon the accused proceeded to abuse her. He then ran away from the scene.
“The matter came to light when the complainant discovered that she was pregnant and she told her mother that she was abused by the accused person,” said Mr Mutyasira.