Timothy Makohliso Midlands Reporter
A MBERENGWA man who allegedly raped his niece four years ago and fled to South Africa while on bail was arrested recently after he returned home to visit. Trycose Moyo, 35, of Somerai Village under Chief Chingoma in Mberengwa, appeared yesterday before regional magistrate, Morgan Nemadire, facing a rape charge. He was remanded in custody to Friday next week for continuation of trial.
Moyo is said to have initially appeared before the courts sometime in 2010 and was granted bail. He then fled to South Africa.
For the state, Emmanuel Mathose said on 13 June in 2010 at around 8PM, Moyo was left with the complainant who was seven years old then. The court heard that Moyo pretended to be thirsty and sent the girl to the kitchen hut to fetch water for him.
Mathose said while the girl was in the kitchen, Moyo followed her and raped her once behind the kitchen door.
He said Moyo covered the girl’s mouth with his hand when he was raping her to stop her from screaming.
The court heard that while Moyo was still in the act, the girl’s mother arrived unexpectedly and caught him red-handed.
The complainant’s mother then reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Moyo.