A 23-YEAR-old Fort Rixon man ra-ped a 62-year-old woman and fell asleep on her.
Trymore Dube ra-ped the woman as her two grandchildren watched on 3 December at her homestead.
He allegedly forced open the bedroom hut and lit a torch before threatening to kill the complainant and her grandchildren with an axe if they dared call for help.
He declared that he wanted to have se_x with her to a point of exhaustion and the following day she should tell the village about her night of “wonderful se_x”.
He raped her once without protection and fell asleep. When the complainant noticed her attacker had dosed off she carefully pushed him to the side and he slept like a baby.
She then fled from the room na_ked to look for help. Four villagers responded to her call and they found the accused with his pants at knee level and his pe_nis exposed and took him to Shangani Mine police base.
He appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya facing a rape charge and was remanded in custody awaiting a medical report. The axe he used to threaten his victim will be produced as part of evidence .