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Jilted lover faces rape charge


A JILTED lover who allegedly raped his married ex-girlfriend after she snubbed his overtures to rekindle the love affair appeared in court on Monday charged with rape.


Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei remanded the suspect, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of his victim, to January 14 this year.

The accused, who resides in Hatcliffe, is employed as a conductor, while his victim is unemployed.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on November 15 last year, the Hatcliffe-based suspect, who works as a kombi conductor, called the complainant on her mobile phone and claiming that her brother had visited him and wanted to see her.

The court heard that the accused and the complainant met at Hatcliffe shopping centre before proceeding to the accused person’s place of residence.

Upon arrival, it was alleged the complainant discovered that her brother was not there. The accused, however, is alleged to have insisted she should get into the house as her brother was on his way.

Inside, she sat on the bed and the accused told her that he still loved her, the court heard.

The complainant, however, told him it was no longer possible for them to have an affair since she was now married.

The accused allegedly started fondling her before pulling up her skirt and removing her undergarments.

The complainant screamed and called for help, but no one came to her rescue.

The accused is alleged to have proceeded to rape her after overpowering her when she tried to escape.

After the complainant left the accused’s residence, she filed a police report, leading to the arrest of the man.

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