A 28-YEAR-OLD Epworth man, Jonah Nyapera, will rue the day he took advantage and bedded a mentally-challenged woman after Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya convicted and slapped him with a 12-year prison term for rape.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
The convict, will, however, not complete a dozen years behind bars after three years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
The State, led by Timothy Makoni, presented that on an unknown date and month, Nyapera unlawfully and intentionally had sexual intercourse with a mental patient, resulting in her getting pregnant.
It was the State’s case that on the day in question, Nyapera sneaked into the complainant’s house under the cover of darkness and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The matter came to light when the woman’s sister-in-law took her to a clinic to get contraceptives due to her mental state.
While at the clinic, the court heard, the nurses first conducted a pregnancy test upon which the complainant was confirmed pregnant.
On being questioned, she spilled the beans and revealed that Nyapera had come during the night and had had sexual intercourse with her.