A woman from Chikanya Village under Chief Mapanzure allegedly begged her brother-in-law for se_x, insisting that she cannot be se_x-starved when her husband’s brother is there.
Ferdinand Muza (46) who is now accused of raping the complainant told the court that her sister-in-law who is separated from her husband approached him and said “Bamukuru ndingatambura bonde here muripo (Is it fair for me to be se_x-starved when my brother-in-law is around)?”
The Court was told that the complainant is sometimes mentally challenged.
Muza who is the elder brother to the complainant’s ex-husband appeared before regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga.
It is alleged that on August 22, 2018 at around 5pm, Muza was at his homestead when the complainant passed by. The accused allegedly called complainant and lied that he wanted to give her something for her child.
Suddenly, accused held complainant by right hand and pulled her into his bedroom and he closed the door. The complainant cried out for help but Muza allegedly threatened to stab her with a knife saying that he was going to kill her if she kept on crying.
He dropped her to the ground and allegedly raped her once.
After accused finished raping her, he opened the door and slapped complainant twice on her face indicating that she had resisted having se_x with him.
The complainant reported the case to Tamburai Makumure who is member of the ZRP Neighbourhood Watch Committee. The case was handed over to the Police and the complainant was medically examined.
A medical report was produced in court as an exhibit where the doctor transferred her to Ngomahuru Psychiatric Hospital where the doctor concluded that she cannot consent to sexual activities.