A CENTRAL Intelligence Organisation operative identified as Israel Mushunje yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei facing allegations of raping his former girlfriend after force-driving her to his house in Waterfalls, Harare, under the guise he wanted to fix their severed relationship.
The court granted Mushunje (31) $100 bail, ordered him to reside at the given address and report once a week to police until finalisation of the matter.
State counsel Tungamirai Chakurira told the court that on December 30 last year Mushunje, who works in the President’s Office, went to the woman’s workplace around 10pm where he waited for her in the car park. As the woman was coming out, he allegedly approached her and forcibly took her car keys and ordered her to sit on the passenger seat and he drove to his house.
Upon arrival, the court heard, the accused took the woman’s mobile phone and ordered her to sit on the bed.
The accused started accusing the complainant of causing him some undisclosed problems at work because of the report she had made to the police against him.
He allegedly slapped the woman all over, twisted her hands and choked her. After assaulting her, the court heard, he forced the complainant to lie on the bed before raping her.
It is further alleged that Mushunje only set the woman free the following morning. Two days later, the woman allegedly called a local newspaper intending to narrate her ordeal and was advised to make a police report which led to Mushunje’s arrest.
The woman also accused the State security agent of stealing her $200.
The matter was remanded to January 28 this year.