A NORTHLEA man who grabbed a woman who had just alighted from a commuter omnibus and dragged her into the bush, where he allegedly raped her, was on Thursday locked up in remand cells pending trial at the courts.
REPORT BY STAFF REPORTER
Alousy Mpomiwa (37) was not asked to plead to a rape charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Takundwa Witness Mtetwa.
The magistrate remanded him in custody to July 3 for trial.
The court heard that on June 10 at 7.30pm the complainant, a woman residing in the suburb, disembarked from a kombi from the city.
She lit torch light so as to see her way to her home in Woodville suburb.
While walking she heard some footsteps behind her and stopped to check who it was.
That is when Mpomiwa grabbed her and dragged her to the bush, where he forced her to lie down.
When she refused, Mpomiwa pushed her to the ground before raping her once.
A report was made to the police, leading to his arrest.