‘Man rapes maid over 3 days’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Michelle Gwizi Court Re­porter

A MAN who sep­a­rated with his wife ap­peared in court for al­legedly rap­ing his maid three times at mid­night on con­sec­u­tive days with­out pro­tec­tion.

The ac­cused per­son (39), who can­not be named to pro­tect the iden­tity of the vic­tim, ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate Mrs Ade­laide Mbeure who re­manded him in cus­tody to to­day for plea record­ing. He was fac­ing a rape charge. Ac­cused per­son and the maid (27) both re­side in the same house in Bu­l­awayo.

Al­le­ga­tions are that from Tues­day to Fri­day last week, ac­cused per­son had been sneak­ing into his maid’s bed­room and rap­ing her.

Prose­cut­ing, Mr Mu­faro Mageza said: “On Novem­ber 14 this year at around 12AM, ac­cused per­son went into his maid’s bed­room and sneaked into her blan­kets. When he was asked why he was do­ing that he apol­o­gised.”

“The ac­cused per­son pulled up com­plainant’s skirt and had un­pro­tected sex with her with­out her con­sent and went back to his bed­room”.

The next day around 12AM, ac­cused went to com­plainant’s bed­room wear­ing his un­der­gar­ment only. He sneaked into his maid’s blan­kets and raped her again once with­out pro­tec­tion.

The court heard the fol­low­ing day ac­cused per­son did the same thing.

“On Fri­day, the next day ac­cused per­son did the same un­til com­plainant told her sis­ter,” said the pros­e­cu­tor.

The court heard com­plainant’s sis­ter ad­vised her to re­port the mat­ter to the po­lice. The mat­ter was re­ported lead­ing to ac­cused’s ar­rest.— @gwiz­i_n

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