Three women have appeared in court after a pastor says he was raped. Two of the women are alleged to have pinned the man down on a bed while the third carried out the sex attack.
A magistrates’ court in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, was told that the victim was owed money by the attackers and he went to their home to collect it. They invited him into the house but once he was inside he said he was grabbed around the waist and his trousers were pulled down by a second who then groped him.
The women Sandra Ncube, 21, Riamuhetsi Mlauzi, 23, and Mongiwe Mpofu, 25, denied rape but pleaded guilty to indecent assault.
One of them said they were ‘just playing around’. Prosecutor Mr Petros Shoko said: ‘On July 14 at 7pm the complainant went to the accused persons residence to collect money which Mlauzi owed.
‘They forced him to lie on the bed and undressed him. Ncube sat on his chest and he tried to push her away. However Mlauzi held his legs together and sat on his top pressing him against the bed.
‘Mpofu was in another room and brought condoms and placed them on the complainants manhood and helped to hold him down. ‘Ncube had sexual intercourse with the complainant once without his consent’ Mr Shoko said.
The three denied raping the pastor but admitted indecent assault. Ncube said: ‘We were just playing around Your Worship. I did not think that he would take it seriously’.
Mpofu denied taking part but admitted bringing the condoms saying: ‘We keep them around the house and I just brought them’. Mlauzi said she wanted to ‘fix’ the pastor who she claimed had a habit of walking in on the women when they were bathing. Magistrate Lungile Ncube was told by Mlauzi that she just wanted to prove to the pastor that he had ‘feelings like everybody else’.
She said: ‘I wanted him to see that he was not special and was not immune to sexual arousal. ‘When I touched him he immediately got aroused and that is all we wanted to see’ she said.
The complainant was taken to Mpilo Central Hospital for a medical examination and the report will be prepared for the magistrates. All three were remanded in custody until August 7 for a full trial.