A female police officer stationed at Ross Camp in Bulawayo was allegedly raped by a collegue after she turned down his love proposal.
The court heard that the woman begged her victim to wear a condom which he did and raped her once.
Dennis Mandidzvidza allegedly met his victim on April 25 at around 9AM at the station’s clinic where the woman was seeking medical attention.
He allegedly asked for her contacts details and later visited the woman at her house.
Mandizvidza contacted the woman and visited her home claiming he wanted to do some business with her.
“He went to her house and found the woman waiting for him at the gate and they chatted for about 30 minutes.
Again on April 26 at around 10PM, Mandizvidza approached the woman in her home and she opened her door and the two sat and watched television.
“He sat on the sofa which is in the woman’s bedroom and she sat on the bed. Mandizvidza then proposed love and the woman turned him down,” said the prosecutor.
“The woman then asked Mandizvidza to leave her house as she was tired and ready to retire to bed.
He refused to leave the house saying it was too late for him to find transport back to his home.”
Mandizvidza then undressed and tried joining the woman who was already on the bed.
“The woman jumped off the bed and took one blanket intending to sleep on the sofa. Mandizvidza then moved to the edge of the sofa and started fondling the woman’s breasts.”
Mukura said Mandizvidza started rubbing his penis on the woman’s thigh.
“The woman then begged him to wear a condom which he did and raped her once.
On the following day, the woman told her friend about the incident and they made a police report,” the prosecutor said.
Mandizvidza, who is facing a rape charge, will appear before senior regional magistrate Tranos Utahwashe on May 18 for commencement of trial