THE FBC Bank operations manager for Makoni branch in Chitungwiza appeared in court yesterday facing charges of raping his 27-year-old co-worker.
Shingirai Nonyani (32), who resides in Zengeza 2, was remanded out of custody on $50 bail by Chitungwiza magistrate Lazarus Murendo to June 25 for trial.
According to the State, circumstances of the matter are that on a date unknown to the prosecutor in the month of September 2013, at around 1600 hours, the accused followed the complainant to the kitchen at FBC Bank and fondled her breasts and buttocks.
Further allegations are that in December 2013 at around 1700 hours, the accused person dragged the complainant to the sink room at their workplace and warned her not to make any noise.
Nonyani then lifted the complainant’s skirt and pushed her against the wall, put on a condom and raped her.
On the second count, on another date not known to the prosecutor, but sometime in February, around 1900 hours, the complainant finished work late and the accused person escorted her to her home in Zengeza 5.
It is alleged that Nonyani drove towards Cone Textiles Industries in Chitungwiza where he parked his car and then asked the complainant why she had turned down his love proposal.
He then pushed the complainant and the seat downwards before raping her again with a condom.
The complainant’s made a police report after her relations with the accused had gone sour as her contract at work was terminated.
Nonyani is represented by Charles Chikore of Mutsahuni, Chikore and Partners, while Norman Koropi appeared for the State.