Army Lieutenant in court for raping his subordinate

MASVINGO – A Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Lieutenant based at 4.3 Reserve Force Battalion in Masvingo has been dragged to court for allegedly raping his subordinate who was on duty.

Tinashe Vashe (30) appeared before Masvingo Magistrate Patience Madondo yesterday and was remanded in custody to September 3, 2020.

It is the State case that on August 18, 2020 at around 7pm, Vashe who was off duty went to the female barracks and entered a private officer’s room . She was on duty and wearing her uniform. She was alone in the room preparing
her supper.

After entering the room Vashe grabbed her shoulders and pushed her to onto a bed. He laid her facing upwards and mounted on top of her. He closed her mouth using his hand since she was screaming. He removed her clothes and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her once using a condom without her consent.

After the ordeal the private officer went to 4.3 Reserve Camp Clinic and reported the matter to Private Choice Musiniwa who is a troop Medic. Musiniwa advised other superiors leading to the arrest of Vashe.

Liberty Hove prosecuted.

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