It took Zion Church strings strapped around a man’s wrist and waist for a Gwanda woman to realise that the man she was making love to was in fact a rapist and not her partner.
When she cried out for help Nkosilomusa Ncube (26) ran away leaving behind his black pant and red shorts with green stripes.
The 31-year old woman from Lubhangwe Village in Sun Yet Sen left the court in stitches when she told the magistrate that she did not realise that the man who had entered her hut at night and then went on to have sex with her was not her boyfriend.
Nkosilomusa Ncube (26) was convicted of rape by Gwanda Magistrate Mark Dzira and sentenced to 16 years in jail with three years suspended on condition that he does not commit the same offence in the next five years.
The complainant told Magistrate Dzira that she realized her sex partner was not her boyfriend when she felt some Zion ropes on the accused's naked waist. She then lit the candle and realized that it was her neighbor and she screamed for help.
On October 10, 2018 at 2am the complainant was sleeping alone in the hut when Ncube entered.
The accused removed his clothes and entered into the complainant’s blankets and caressed the latter who did not stop him as she thought it was her boyfriend Ndaba Ncube. The accused went on to remove the complainant's undergarments and had sex with her.
All hell broke loose when the complainant felt some Zion strings around the accused's wrists and waist and she lit a candle and pulled away.
The accused ran away leaving behind his black pant and red shorts with green stripes. The matter was reported to the police leading to the arrest of the accused.
Mncedisi Dube prosecuted.