A 24-year-old man from Bulawayo who has speech and hearing impairments has appeared at Tredgold Magistrates Court facing two counts of rape.
Nkosilathi Nduze from Mgiqwa village in Ntabazinduna was remanded in custody to June 6 by magistrate Nomagugu Maphosa.
Daily News reports that on May 5 2022, at around 9 am, the complainant was coming from Lilani Primary School when she passed through a bushy area in Gwenyukwenyu.
The court heard that while in the middle of the bush, Nduze came from behind and allegedly pushed her to the ground before she fell on her back.
The prosecutors told the court that the complainant was overpowered as she struggled to free herself. Despite screaming for help, no one came to her rescue.
Resultantly, Nduze forcibly had unprotected sex with the complainant, the court heard.
The court further heard that Nduze allegedly raped his second victim who is paralytic on the same day in a space of an hour in the same bushy area.
According to prosecutors, the accused came from the back and tripped the complainant down before he signalled to her to shut her mouth or risk an unspecified action. He then allegedly forcefully had sex with the complainant once without protection.
The complainant struggled to wake up resulting in Nduze raping his victim again. Prosecutors also said Nduze then disappeared into the bush and a report was made at Ntabazinduna police station.