A 32-year-old man, Bonface Nyambiya, who allegedly kidnapped and tied a teacher to a tree while raping her at night has been arraigned before a Hwange Magistrates’ court in Zimbabwe.
Bonface is said to have raped her numerous times over a five-hour period near Truck Stop in Hwange area of Zimbabwe.
Nyambiya appeared before Magistrate Mrs. Portia Mhlanga-Moyo after he was charged with rape on multiple occasions.
The 32-year-old’s plea was, however, not taken and he was remanded in prison custody to August 30.
Earlier, the prosecution, Mr. Onias Nyathi informed the court that the accused met the teacher at a bus stop opposite the Truck Stop in June while she was waiting for transport to Victoria Falls.
According to the prosecution, Nyambiya pretended as if he was also going in the same direction.
Nyathi said, “The complainant was intending to travel to Victoria Falls and accused approached and greeted her. The two started chatting and the accused suddenly produced an iron bar before grabbing the complainant by the neck and dragging her to a nearby bush.
“He tied her legs to a tree and had sex with her several times from 10 PM to 3 AM. After each encounter, the accused would leave the complainant and take a rest while smoking a cigarette a few meters from her.”