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    Man (27) gets 15 years for raping 64-year-old


    CHIVHU - A notorious rapist and robber who raped a 64-year-old at gunpoint before robbing two other women of a cellphone and other goods has been slapped with a 15-year jail term by a Chivhu magistrate.
    Edson Rupindo (27) of no fixed abode faced two charges of rape and two of theft and robbery and three years were suspended for five years by Magistrate Fadzai Mutombeni on condition that he does not commit a similar offence.
    It is the State case that on October 17 2017 in Mhondoro, Rupindo ran after a 64 year old woman who was on her way to the fields and ordered her to remove her clothes.
    He then ordered her to bend down and had sexual intercourse with her from behind, once. He drew an okapi knife and threatened to kill her if she screamed. After the sexual intercourse, he took away her cellphone and disappeared.
    On the same day, he waylaid Chiedza Magwai, who was coming from Bumhe Business Centre and robbed her of  her groceries which she had bought from the shops. The groceries were produced in court as exhibit.
    Before the end of that day, he again way laid Mary Ndongeni who was going to Bumhe Clinic and took away her Samsung phone at knife point.
    Rupindo was arrested on October 19 2017 at Chizinga Business Centre where he was found in possession of the stuff that he had stolen from the victims.
    Nicholas Mabvongodze prosecuted.
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