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Man rapes, robs pregnant woman


Trymore Tagwirei

MASVINGO- Regional Magistrate Bishard Chineka has remanded a Masvingo man who allegedly raped and robbed a pregnant woman in custody.
Josphat Shumba of Village 17, Gwanjoma area in Masvingo, allegedly raped the woman on December 16, 2022, around 6 pm.

The court heard that Shumba waylaid the woman coming from a church service with two friends.
He allegedly produced an okapi knife and a catapult and demanded money from the women who fled in different directions.

Shumba managed to catch the pregnant woman. He dragged her to a hill, raped her and took her Itel cellphone.
He then allegedly threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

The woman narrated the ordeal to her niece, who accompanied her to file a Police report.
The niece also helped her to identify Shumba. Shumba was wearing a facemask when he raped her. He was arrested on January 03, 2023.
Eunice Shoko prosecuted.

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