A Harare man, Neville Mutsvangwa (36), appeared in court on Friday for allegedly raping a 43-year-old woman at an office in Harare. Mutsvangwa, who is the son of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairman and former Norton legislator Mr Christopher Mutsvangwa, appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe charged with two counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault.
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He was remanded to August 28 on $50 bail.
The court heard that Mutsvangwa lives in Wyndbee Road, Philadephia, Borrowdale, Harare, and is employed at Anjin Diamonds, Airport Road, also in Harare.
Prosecutor Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that Mutsvangwa and the complainant used to play casino together at Borrowdale Race Course. It is alleged that on August 8 this year around 6 pm the complainant met Mutsvangwa and they played casino until 4am.
The complainant was offered a lift to town and when they arrived at Harare Sports Club, Mutsvangwa drove to 3 San Fernando along Fifth Street and invited the complainant to his office, the court heard.
It is alleged the complainant asked to use a toilet and indicated she wanted to leave but Mutsvangwa asked her to enter his office where he was allegedly already naked, the court heard.
Mutsvangwa allegedly told her that he had been admiring her for a long time and wanted to have sexual intercourse with her and that when she refused, he allegedly grabbed her neck from behind and forced her to have oral sex with him before forcing her to undress.
Mutsvangwa allegedly raped the woman after putting on a condom and it is alleged that he forced the woman to have oral sex with him again.
He allegedly drove the complainant who was in tears to Joina City in Harare.
He offered her $20 and the complainant refused and proceeded to Harare Central Police Station to report the matter.-Herald