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Blind man in court for rape; victim fell pregnant

By Staff Reporter


A BLIND Bulawayo man appeared before a city magistrate Thursday charged with raping a roommate who resultantly fell pregnant.

Makove Zakaria was charged with unlawfully and intentionally having sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent.

Court heard that Zakaria resides at room number 18 Burombo Flats in Bulawayo together with the complainant.

Appearing for the State, Mclean Ndlovu said the incident occurred sometime in July this year at around 2030 hours when the victim had retired for bed.

The State alleges that after about a few minutes, Zakaria went to where the complainant was sleeping and pulled off her underclothes.

He then had sexual intercourse with the woman without her consent.

Court heard that the complainant is now pregnant.

Zakaria was granted free bail during his initial appearance Thursday at Tredgold magistrates court.

He was also ordered to reside at his given address and report to Mzilikazi police station the last Friday of every month.