In a shocking rape incident, a Zambian woman bedded her neighbour under the assumption that it was her lover.
According to the Masvingo Mirror, the woman (name withheld) allegedly had sexual intercourse with her neighbour Nkosilomusa Ncube (26), whom she claimed deceived her by entering her room at night under the guise that he was her boyfriend.
Upon her discovery the 31-year-old woman is reported to have screamed prompting the accused to run away, leaving behind his undergarments.
The matter was reported to the police leading to the Ncube’s arrest.
Appearing before Gwanda Magistrate Mark Dzira, the complainant narrated incident.
The court heard that On October 10, 2018, at 2 am the complainant was sleeping alone in the hut when Ncube entered.
Ncube is reported to have proceeded into the complainant’s blankets after removing his clothes. The accused then went forward and caressed the complainant who did not stop him, thinking that it was her boyfriend Ndaba Ncube.
The accused went on to remove the complainant’s undergarments and had sex with her.
It took Zion Church strings strapped around a man’s wrist and waist for a Gwanda woman to realise that the man she was making love to was, in fact, her partner. She then lit the candle and realized that it was her neighbour and she screamed for help.
In the courts ruling Ncube was sentenced to 16 years in jail with three years suspended on condition that he does not commit the same offence in the next five years.