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    Rapist gets 16 years for impregnating a mentally retarded


    GWANDA - Connet Dube (36) of Mtandawenhema Village in Guyu recently appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate Mark Dzira facing rape charges after he allegedly raped a mentally retarded woman (28) who is deemed to be unable to consent to sex.
    Circumstances surrounding the case are that in December 2017, Dube forced himself on the complainant twice in the bushes.
     On count one the accused saw complainant fetching firewood and dragged her to the nearby mountain where he raped her once without protection. After that he threatened to kill her. On count two the accused met the complainant who was fetching water and he got hold of her and dragged her to the bushes where he raped her.
    The matter came out when the complainant fell sick and was taken to hospital where it was discovered that she was pregnant. She divulged to Irene Moyo, a nurse that she was raped.
    Connet Dube pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment of which 3 years weresuspended for 5 years on conditions that he is not convicted with the same crime in the next five years.

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