A 35-year-old ex-convict who went to jail for rape is on his way back for raping a 91-year-old woman.
Ndlovu told the court that he found her attractive as she was wearing a mini-skirt at the time of the attack.
Ndlovu of Tshapo area in Matobo, who was recently released from prison in October of 2014 after serving some years for raping and impregnating a minor, admitted to raping the elderly woman when he appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.
"I admit to the offence but I don’t know what got into me. It just befell me and saw myself committing that offence.
I found her attractive Your Worship and didn’t know she was 91. One could not tell that she is that old.
I thought she was younger than that because she was wearing a mini-skirt which attracted me to her."
Asked by the magistrate whether he was not scared of being at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV during the commission of the offence, Ndlovu said:
"It never crossed my mind."
Narrating the circumstances that led to the rape, the police prosecutor said that Ndlovu raped the victim at her house
“On the day of the incident, the accused passed through the complainant’s homestead and found her alone. The accused approached the complainant and asked for some drinking water.
The complainant got into her kitchen hut and brought the accused a cup of water. The accused person drank the water and asked for some more.
The old woman went back into the kitchen to fetch some more water for Ndlovu.
Ndlovu followed her into the kitchen and ordered her to lie down after threatening to kill her if she did not comply.
She complied and Ndlovu forcibly had sexual intercourse with her once.
The accused person threatened to come back at night and kill the complainant if she told anyone about the matter.
The woman informed her neighbour of the incident as soon as Ndlovu had left.
They advised the area traditional leader, Chief Masuku, about the rape and he in turn reported the matter to the police leading to Ndlovu’s arrest."