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    Burglar goes on a raping spree in Zvishavane



    NONSIKELELO NGWENYA
    GWERU BUREAU

    GWERU –
    A man who broke into homes for the purpose of raping women has appeared in court facing charges of raping three different women.
    Ngonidzashe Nhanga Shoko (32) of Mandava Zvishavane is also facing charges of unlawful entry.
    The matter was before Magistrate Tayengwa Chibanda last week with Gracious Rongai prosecuting.
    It is the State case that on February 23, 2016 at around 11pm in Makwasha, the accused went to the complainant's house and unlawfully entered her house by forcing the door open using an unknown object.
    The complainant woke up upon hearing the door being opened and the accused person jumped on the bed and grabbed her by the neck and he produced a shoe repairing knife, pointed it on the complainant's neck threatening to stab her if she made noise or resist.
    The accused person overpowered the complainant to the bed, unzipped his trousers to the lower level and rapped the complainant.
    On the second account the accused on March 11 2016 in Makwasha went to the victim's house and broke the key and switched off the lights and entered the complainant's house unlawfully.
    It is alleged that the accused held the complainant by the neck, squeezing her throat threatening to stab her with an okapi knife if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.
    The accused person raped the complainant and allowed her to have a bath while he stood by the door way. The complainant managed to see the face of the accused from the light that was coming from the street.
    In another incident at Highfields in Zvishavane , the accused unlawfully entered in another woman's house and took two cellphones from the complainant pillow and went to hide them outside unnoticed .
    It is alleged that he returned and woke up the complainant who was asleep and slapped her on the cheek ordering her not to make any noise.
    While holding a knife against her, he asked her to choose between death and rape.
    The victim pleaded to be forgiven but she was raped.
    A neighbor who heard the noise went to the complainant's house and hit the accused with a iron bar and he fell to the ground.
    The accused ran away leaving a jacket, a cellphone and he also sustained a wound on the left upper lip and a wound on the left chest wall. The matter was remanded to September 28, 2016.crime news
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