Man rapes, im­preg­nates men­tally-ill woman

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

A SILOBELA man ap­peared in court here for al­legedly rap­ing and im­preg­nat­ing a men­tally-ill woman.

Mthokozisi Dube (26) was not asked to plead and re­manded to Oc­to­ber 24 when he briefly ap­peared be­fore Kwekwe Mag­is­trate Mr Storey Rushambwa fac­ing rape charges.

Al­le­ga­tions against Dube are that on an un­known date this year, he pro­posed love to the com­plainant who stays in the same vil­lage but she turned down his pro­posal.

Dube — who works as a care­taker in the vil­lage — how­ever, con­tin­ued to fol­low the com­plainant to Shangani River and en­ticed her with sweets and other good­ies and man­aged to have sex with her sev­eral times.

He or­dered her not to any­one.

The mat­ter came to light when the com­plainant’s grand­mother sus­pected that she was preg­nant and took her to Kwekwe District Hos­pi­tal where tests con­firmed that she was in­deed preg­nant.

Af­ter be­ing cor­nered, the com­plainant re­vealed how Dube would en­tice her to have sex­ual in­ter­course with her.

A po­lice re­port was made at Silobela Po­lice Sta­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest of Dube.

The com­plainant was re­ferred to a psy­chi­a­trist who con­firmed that she was a men­tal pa­tient lead­ing to the ter­mi­na­tion of the preg­nancy. tell

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