A WOMAN from Northvale suburb in Bulawayo had the shock of her life when she allegedly caught her husband red-handed being intimate with a mentally challenged woman in their neighbour’s yard.
REPORT BY SILAS NKALA
This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Gladmore Mushove when the man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, appeared before him on Wednesday.
The man was not asked to plead to the charge and was remanded in custody to September 11 for trial.
The court heard that on August 26, the man jumped over a precast wall into their neighbours’ house, where the mentally challenged woman stays.
He found the woman behind the cottages and got intimate with her.
It is the State case that during the process, the man’s wife peeped over the wall from their house and was shocked to find her husband and the mentally challenged woman intimate while standing. She then made a report to the police, leading to the arrest of her husband.
Meanwhile, in another related case, a man from Nkayi was not asked to plead to a charge of raping his niece when he appeared before the same magistrate. He was remanded in custody to September 11.
The court heard that the man, who also cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, met his niece aged 15 in the village and asked her to visit him at his home and the girl complied.
It is the State case that at 12.30pm the same day the girl went to her uncle’s home and on arrival he asked her to get into his bedroom and lie on a bed before he raped her.
The matter came to light when the man on the following night went to his victim’s home and was caught by the girl’s mother who questioned her on what they were doing.
The girl later told her mother that she had been abused once before.
The mother made a report to the police, leading to the man’s arrest.
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