Blind man faces rape charge


A 25-YEAR-OLD blind man has been arrested in Victoria Falls on allegations of raping a minor.


Francis Sibanda of Jambezi under Chief Mvuthu is set to appear in the Hwange Regional Court today to answer to the charges.

The accusations levelled against Sibanda are that he was walking with a 12-year-old girl along a bush area in BH18 on the morning of May 18 on their way to church.

It is alleged that Sibanda started fondling the girl’s breasts and then grabbed and pulled her on the side of the path and forced her to lean against a tree. Sibanda allegedly removed her panties and pulled up her skirt and raped her once while she was screaming.

He then allegedly forced the girl to guide him back home.

The girl was taken to hospital and a medical report proved that there was penetration.