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A 35-year old Matobo man has been sentenced to an effective 15 years behind bars for raping a 91-year old woman.

Nicholas Ndlovu (35) of Tshapo area in Nantisa village was convicted on his own plea of guilt by Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza Friday.

In sentencing Ndlovu, the magistrate noted that although he did not waste the court’s time by confessing, rape was a traumatic experience to victims both physically and emotionally.

“The age difference further aggravates the matter as the victim is a person who is in the twilight of her life. She was defenceless against a youthful person.

You are therefore sentenced to 15 years in jail. Don’t be surprised,” Mabeza told Ndlovu who appeared shell shocked.

Prosecutor Johannes Tlou told the court that on the 23rd of November last year, Ndlovu went into the elderly woman’s homestead and asked for water.

After gulping the first glass he asked for more and the woman went to the kitchen to fetch water.

Ndlovu followed and found the woman in the kitchen where he produced a knife and ordered her to lie down before raping her once.

Ndlovu threatened to kill the woman if she reported the matter. However, she alerted her neighbour after Ndlovu left and a report was made to the police leading to his arrest.

Ndlovu told the court that he got attracted to the old woman because she wore a mini-skirt.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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