A 44-year-old man from Mugombwi village under Chief Mazungunye in Bikita is facing allegations of se_xually abusing his daughter in law.
It is alleged that on the 10th of January this year at around midday, the complainant was alone guarding baboons at a family field when his father-in-law, Kudada Kudada arrived and proposed love to her.
The court also heard that the complainant turned down the proposal and threatened to report him to his husband who was away in Mozambique on a business trip.
It is alleged that this did not go down well with Kudada who threatened to evict the complainant away from his homestead before grabbing and rap_ing her once.
After the rape incident, Kudada reportedly gave her daughter in law ZWL$2 and warned her not to tell anyone.
However, the complainant told her husband about the abuse when he returned from Mozambique in June this year who then accompanied her to the police where she made a report.
The complainant was referred to the hospital where she was medically examined and a medical report was compiled and will be produced in court as evidence.
The accused person was remanded out of custody to 5 December for continuation of trial.