A Gwelutshela man has landed himself in murkey waters after he allegedly replaced his dead son and quenched his sexual thurst on his daughter-in-law.
The 47-year-old has since been arrested and is facing charges of rape. Allegations against the alleged rapist are that on 23 June 2011, the daughter-in-law was in a kitchen hut when her father-in-law entered the kitchen. In an attempt to gain the woman's attention the father-in-law asked for water to drink. The complainant, however, told the man that the water was in another hut. Instead of the father-in-law going out to fetch the water, he decided to quench his thirst from his daughter-in-law's honey jar.
It is reported that the accused proceeded by demanding sexual intercourse with the woman. It is alleged that the woman, too shocked to contain what her father-in-law was getting to, refused to share her cookie jar with the greedy for sex man.
Determined to have what his dead son was missing, the accused asked why she was refusing to have sex with him when she knew that her husband had passed on and she had no one to satisfy her sexually.
The accused then dragged the complainant before raping her once. After the incident, the accused then threatened to drive the woman out of his homestead if she revealed the matter to anyone.
After a few days the woman left for Bulawayo where she confided in her mother about the abuse who then advised her to report the case to police. The case was reported at Tshabalala police station who then transferred the docket to Gwelutshela leading to the arrest of the accused.
Matabeleland North acting police spokesperson, Sergeant Nkala confirmed the incident. "I can confirm that a man was arrested for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law at their homestead in Gwelutshela," said Sgt Nkala.
Sergeant Nkala went on to advise people to report rape cases early to ease police investigations so that the criminals would be apprehanded.