24 years jail for hostage rape

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu A 26 year old man from Filabusi has been jailed for 24 years after he struck his niece with an axe on the head and raped her several times after holding her hostage for a week in a mountain. Nkosinathi Ndlovu of Sanali pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges but denied kidnapping and raping his victim. He was however, convicted on all charges by Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira, due to overwhelming evidence against him. Ndlovu, who is serving a five-year jail term for assaulting the…

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Soldier rapes woman, takes beer break, rapes again

Soldier rapes woman, takes beer break, rapes again 2

On Mar 10, 2019 38,977 0 By Sindisiwe Sibanda A 54-year-old soldier from Gweru and employed at Mzilikazi Barracks in Bulawayo has appeared in court facing charges of raping twice a 51-year-old woman who was still mourning her husband after luring her to his workplace. Members of the military gesture to the photographer as they patrol the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe(REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) Felix Ncube (54), a Warrant Officer Class 1 at Mzilikazi Barracks appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya last week facing rape charges. He was…

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Rape convicted Zimra man freed

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By Mashudu Netsianda The High Court has acquitted a Beitbridge-based Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officer who was serving an effective 10 years in jail for luring a 23-year-old female friend into his house in the border town and raping her. Owen Chiparaushe (40) was accused of raping the customs clearing agent and was in 2017 convicted of rape by a Bulawayo regional magistrate Trynos Wutawashe. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail and five years were suspended for five years on condition of that he does not commit a…

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Armed robber serving 25 years in court for four murders

Armed robber serving 25 years in court for four murders 4

By Mashudu Netsianda An alleged serial killer dubbed the “Underwear Robber” for stealing his victims’ clothes and forcing them to walk naked, appeared in court yesterday for allegedly killing four people and robbing them of their cellphones and money. Birthwell Sibanda Birthwell Sibanda (25) of Pumula South in Bulawayo is already serving a 25-year jail term for 10 counts of armed robbery following his conviction by regional magistrate, Mr Trynos Utahwashe, in February 2015. Sibanda had also been charged with three counts of rape, but they were dropped after the…

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Chamisa rape case stumbles. . . as police confirm accuser maybe ‘mentally unwell

Chamisa rape case stumbles. . . as police confirm accuser maybe ‘mentally unwell 5

By Mugove Tafirenyika The curious case in which opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has been accused of raping a 39-year-old woman (name withheld for ethical reasons) is floundering after police confirmed yesterday that the complainant may indeed be suffering from mental health problems, the Daily News can report. MDC president Nelson Chamisa As a result, authorities are waiting for direction from psychiatric experts, before they decide on what course of action they should take on the case — which opposition supporters claim is part of a sinister plot by the ruling…

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Rapist thrown 14 years behind bars

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By Yeukai Karengezeka A Chitungwiza man was yesterday jailed 14 years effective for raping a 20-year-old mentally-challenged woman. Simbarashe Mazoni (28) was convicted by Chitungwiza regional magistrate Mrs Estere Chivasa after a full trial. He was initially sentenced to 16 years in prison before two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour. In passing the sentence, Mrs Chivasa blasted Mazoni for his behaviour which she said was unacceptable. Related Articles “This is a rare case where a culprit was caught red-handed abusing a mentally-challenged person and the arrest was…

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Rape assist maid jailed

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu An Esigodini mine worker has been jailed for 20 years for raping a 15-year-old girl while a maid who assisted him to commit the offence has been jailed for 12 years. The mineworker, Bhekisisa Nyoni (29), of Filabusi who is employed at a mine in Esigodini and the maid Sidanisile Ndlovu (38) of Bayethe Village pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape when they appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira, but were convicted due to overwhelming evidence. Nyoni was slapped with an effective 20-…

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Zizi Kodwa denies “grotesque” rape accusation

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ANC head of presidency Zizi Kodwa has strongly denied an accusation that he raped a woman at a private function in April last year. Zizi Kodwa Kodwa in a statement on Sunday said the allegations were made in a letter “replete with false accusations” and described it as a “feeble yet dangerous attempt at political blackmail and manipulation”. This after ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte confirmed to journalists on Saturday evening that a rape complaint had been sent in a letter to the office of the secretary general against…

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Shurugwi rapist jailed 30 years

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By Patrick Chitumba A Shurugwi man has been jailed 30 years for turning a girl into a sex slave for over three years. Ernest Kwekani (28) appeared before Gweru regional magistrate Mrs Phathekile Msipa facing several counts of raping the complainant, now 12-years-old, who is his friend’s daughter. Kwekani pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was convicted after a full trial. In passing sentence, Mrs Msipa said Kwekani had turned the minor into a sex slave and deserved a long prison stay to deter would-be offenders. “You turned the…

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ANC acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa accused of rape

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On Feb 23, 2019 0 0 JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed that its acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has been accused of rape. Zizi Kodwa The governing party says the complainant sent a grievance letter to deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte. The rape accusations against Kodwa come just a week after another ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe was cleared of sexual harassment charges laid by his former personal assistant. The ANC’s Dakota Legoete says the party received the complaint against Kodwa. Related Articles “Indeed the SGO [deputy secretary…

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