A POLICE officer appeared in court yesterday for reportedly rɑp!ng his neighbour’s sister (16).
Thembinkosi Proceed Dube was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Mangosi.
He was released on $5000 bail and was ordered to report once every week on Fridays at Harare Central Police Station.
The court heard that Dube and the complainant’s sister are neighbours at the police hostels and the complainant resides there with her sister.
The court heard that in June last year, Dube pr0p0sed l0ve to the complainant, but was turned down and a couple of days later, he saw the complainant entering the bathr00m that is adjacent to his room and followed her.
He reportedly blocked her from exiting the bathr00m questioning her why she rejected his pr0p0sal and she later accepted and he allowed her to leave but she later texted him saying she had only accepted because she wanted to leave.
The next day he reportedly invited her into his r00m to tell him face-to-face that she didn’t l0ve him and when she got in he locked the door and rɑpǝd her and threatened her not to tell anyone as he was wiping blood from her privɑtǝs.
She reportedly didn’t inform anyone about the incident and she went on to return to Banket for her O Level examinations.
He reportedly rɑpǝd her again in February this year.
The matter came to light when the complainant’s sister saw messages on her phone suggesting that she had an int!mate ɑffɑ!r with Dube.
Lancelot Mutsokoti appeared for the State.