In The Blood Jailed rapist gets additional 20-years for homosexual sex in prison

A Zimbabwean rapist who was sentenced for 22 years has not learnt his lessons a he is convicted again for raping a male inmate.

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Robert Sibanda, a Zimbabwean rapist serving a 22-year term has had another 20 years added to him for raping a male inmate. play

Robert Sibanda, a Zimbabwean rapist serving a 22-year term has had another 20 years added to him for raping a male inmate.

(Zimbabwean Herald)
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A 31-year-old Zimbabwean man, Robert Sibanda, who was jailed for 22-years on a rape charge, has had another 20 years added to him after he was caught raping a male inmate in prison.

The rapist was found guilty of sodomizing a fellow inmate and during his trial, said he could not control his sexual urge and had to rape the man.

He told senior regional magistrate Mark Dzira, that although he was a convict, he was failing to control his sexual feelings.

"Your Worship, some of these things are beyond my control and though I know it was wrong to have anal sex with an inmate, it just happened.

Some of these things are uncontrollable and surely this was not my doing."

Magistrate Dzira, however, was not impressed with his excuse and rebuked him for showing no remorse.

"When you were sentenced, five years were suspended and it’s clear you don’t want to repent. I also caution you to try to control your sexual feelings because you’ll end up spending the rest of your life in prison.

You’re sentenced to 15 years and we’ll add the five years which were suspended during your first conviction. In total you’re sentenced to 20 years and nothing will be suspended."

The case against Sibanda was that he sodomised two Khami Maximum Prison inmates aged 23 and 42.

The prosecuting officer, Tinashe Dzipe, told the court that on August 29 last year, one of the prisoners woke up at around midnight and saw Sibanda sneaking out of his blankets.

He realised that he had been sodomised by Sibanda and immediately questioned him.

Sibanda reportedly apologised, but the man reported the matter to a prison officer who referred him to hospital.

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