A Harare man was arrested after he allegedly raped his neighbour on Sunday after she had offered to escort him to his house as he was drunk.
Munyaradzi Hanyani (25) dragged the 23-year-old woman into his house in Westlea, Harare, and raped her twice.
ZRP spokesperson in Harare Metropolitan Province, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, confirmed the arrest of Hanyani to H-Metro, saying he was detained at Mabelreign Police Station. Said Ins Chakanza:
Police are investigating a case involving a woman who was raped by her neighbour in Westlea.
Circumstances were that the accused and complainant are friends and live in the same neighbourhood.
On November 13 at around 3 am, complainant and accused were drinking beer with friends at Westlea shops.
Complainant offered to escort the accused home since he was drunk.
When they arrived at accused’s place of residence, the accused dragged the complainant into his room.
The accused was reported to have had unprotected sexual intercourse with the complainant twice without her consent.
Complainant went home and later lodged a police report against the accused person and the victim was referred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for medical examination.