A BULAWAYO man, who recently made headlines for allegedly raping a married woman he goes to church with, will learn his fate on Monday when a magistrate delivers judgment in his ongoing case.

Hudson Mazonde, a single father of five, closed his defence case yesterday after the court produced a medical form to prove that his victim was examined by her doctor on the day she was allegedly raped in his bedroom in Bradfield suburb.

Mazonde's lawyer Robinson Mahachi had asked the state to produce proof that the woman had reported the matter on June 10, when she was allegedly raped.

The state led by Trust Muduma asked magistrate Mberewere to respond to the submissions made by the defence and the case was postponed to Monday.
Taking the witness stand, the woman's husband (name withheld) told the court that his wife was very disturbed on the day she alleges she was raped.

"My wife was very disturbed that day and when I asked her the following morning before going to work, she then told me that she had been raped by Hudson. I believed her and we made a police report," he said.

The woman appeared in court a few weeks ago and told magistrate Mberewere that she had pleaded with Mazonde to use protection as she feared contracting HIV.

"He pinned me to the bed and tried to force himself on me. When I realised that he was overpowering me, I asked him if he was going to rape me without a condom. I don't even know his status," she said.

The woman also told the magistrate that she was too shocked to scream when Mazonde forced her to have sex with him. She said Mazonde forced her to get on her knees while on the bed, before raping her from behind.

Muduma told the court that Mazonde had raped the woman after she accepted his invitation to come and watch a movie with him at his house.

The court was told that on July 10, at around 2PM, Mazonde contacted the school teacher via telephone and asked her to come over to his house so they could watch movies.

It is alleged that when she got into the house, Mazonde started "acting funny" before he invited her to his bedroom, but she allegedly refused. He then allegedly raped her once using doggy style and later on changed to another style after the woman turned and slept facing upwards.

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