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Sports editor granted $50 bail


ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) group sports editor Simba Rushwaya, who was arrested last week over allegations of raping his 16–year–old maid, was yesterday granted $50 when he appeared before High Court judge Justice Amy Tsanga.


Rushwaya’s bail application was not opposed by the National Prosecution Authority’s (NPA) office represented by Concellia Maheya. As part of his bail conditions, Rushwaya was ordered not to interfere with State witnesses and to reside at the given address.

His trial is now scheduled to commence on November 27 before Harare regional magistrate Sandra Mupindu.

The State alleges that on October 28 this year, Rushwaya(39), who resides in Damofalls, arrived home and proceeded to the kitchen where the complainant was asleep.

The court heard Rushwaya, who was holding a baton stick, allegedly ordered the complainant to remain silent, threatened to kill her if she screamed and raped her.

Afterwards, the court heard, Rushwaya again threatened her with death if she told anyone about the alleged abuse.

The following day, Rushwaya allegedly accused the complainant of stealing his $20.

The complainant is reported to have fled from home and called her brother telling him what had transpired. On October 30, a report was made at Ruwa Police Station, leading to Rushwaya’s arrest.

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