A man around the age of 32 years has been charged to court for an attempted rape in Gwanda, Zimbabwe.
The suspected rapist after being asked why he wanted to commit the act and he replied by saying he did it intentionally due to the fact that his neighbor were bewitching him.
He further said, they used charms on him to make themselves more rich and popular.
“Your Worship, I Would like to explain my situation. The complainant’s family uses goblins to make me sleep with the complainant at night in order to gain riches. .
“This has been happening for a while now. I, therefore, wanted to take my revenge and that’s why i did what i did.” The Suspect said.
After giving his side of the story, the prosecution said he attempted raping the complainant but could not due to premature ejaculation, he said on 21st August when the incident happened, he warned the woman not to tell anyone about it.
According to the Chronicle, the complainant then went ahead against his warnings and reported the suspect to the police.
“On 21st August at around 9am, the complainant was on her way to Sibangani village in the the company of her younger sister when the accused followed them without them noticing. He approached the complainant from behind and grabbed her arms. The complainant’s younger sister ran away and left them behind.”
“The Accused person dragged the complainant into a bush where he forcibly removed her clothes. The complainant screamed for help, but no one heard her as they were far from homesteads. The accused went on to fondle the complainant. He then ejaculated before raping the complaint.” The Prosecution said.
Magistrate Nyathi has then placed him in custody until September 8 for further hearing.