Man rapes deaf, dumb woman

The Manica Post - - Local News - Love­more Kadzura Rusape Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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