An 18-year-old Harare boy appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman in Cranborne, Harare. Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande remanded Simbarashe Mukunyadze in custody to November 24. The prosecutor Ms Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on July 27 this year, the complainant disembarked from a commuter omnibus during the night and saw a man walking ahead of her.It is alleged that when she was about to pass him, Mukunyadze greeted her and suddenly grabbed her jacket from behind with his other hand around her neck. The court heard that he demanded money from the complainant and she screamed for help, but no one came. She fell down and Mukunyadze assaulted her ordering her to keep quiet. It is the State's case that Mukunyadze threatened to kill the complainant with a knife. He then removed her clothes and raped her without protection. He instructed the complainant to lie down while he escaped. She later picked up her clothes after Mukunyadze had gone. She then reported the case at Braeside Police Station.
Zimbabwe: Teen (18) Up for Rape
Copyright © 2017 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.