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Zanu PF Cllr slapped 15 years for raping mentally-challenged woman


Mukai Musimwa

CHIPINGE –
A sadistic appetite for sex has landed a Zanu PF Chipinge Rural Ward 13
councilor in the dock after he was slapped with a 15 years jail sentence for
raping a mentally challenged woman.
David
Chivhovho (63) of Plot number 49 Grassflats Village under Chief Mutema will serve
an effective 12 years imprisonment after three years were set aside on the
condition that he does not commit a similar offence.
It
was the State’s case that in February 2019, Chivhovho went to the victim’s home
knowing fully that she would be alone.
He
produced a knife and threatened the victim with death if she refused his
advances before pulling her into the kitchen hut.
Chivhovho
laid the victim on the floor and forced open her legs and removed her under
garment before having sexual intercourse with her once and left.
Out
of fear, the victim did not disclose the ordeal to anyone and Chivhovho came
back and raped her again on two separate occasions in the month of February
2019.
The
victim kept quiet again and later on gathered courage and reported her ordeal
to her aunt who went and made a report to village head Masunungure where
Chivhovho promised to pay two cattle and $500 for his deeds.
The
matter found itself into the hands of the police after a tip off by other
villagers which led to the arrest of Chivhovho.
With
the sentencing of Chivhovho, Ward 13 has become vacant and is now open for a
by-election.

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