Sodomy & rape in church. . . 1 suspect nabbed, partner in crime at large

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Sylvester Chiramba, Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man has been arrested for allegedly dragging a woman out of her house at night and sodomising her at a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church while his accomplice, who is still at large, allegedly raped the woman.

The accomplice allegedly forced the woman to spend a night with him at her house after the sex attack, which occurred in Old Pumula around 10 PM on January 6.

Shepherd Moyo (25) from Pumula South suburb allegedly teamed up with Lloyd Matiza to drag the 24 year-old woman, from the same suburb, to an SDA church in Old Pumula.

The two men allegedly assaulted the woman before violating her.

A court heard the duo knocked at the victim’s house and they grabbed her when she opened the door.

The woman had allegedly never met her attackers before the incident.

Matiza is on the run and Moyo appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube facing sodomy and rape charges.

He was not asked to plead and Mr Ncube remanded him in custody to this Friday.

Prosecuting Mr Petros Shoko told the court that on January 6 at around 10PM Moyo went to the complainant’s place of residence while in the company of Matiza.

“The two forcibly took the woman to an SDA church in Old Pumula. While on the way Matiza struck the complainant with a brick and Moyo punched and slapped her several times in the face,”

“Upon arrival at the church Matiza ordered the complainant to remove her tights and panties, he further ordered her to kneel down and suck his privates and he later raped her once. Moyo then sodomised the woman.”

Moyo, he said, left the scene while Matiza accompanied the complainant back to her place of residence where he spent the night with her after threatening to kill her.

It was not explained how police tracked Moyo down.

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  • chinos

    What kind of sodomy is it-man on a woman? Penetration from behind? It is all rape. Why curry flavor it? Throw them in jail and forget where they keys are.

  • musa

    hope the long arm of the law will catch up with the other criminal. these criminal sexual deviants deserve no mercy

  • agent332

    wtf?? some people are crazy yerrrr

  • Rider~

    Fake story, this woman has a certain relationship with these men.

  • Uyeza Futhi

    Misleading title. What has the church to do with this story. Poor journalism

  • Young Tibukai

    Chronicle team, story writer and editor ; I am sure as you trained you were told of ethics, that aside your story is highly disjointed. Your heading is as if church members were doing something unethical, yet it’s poor citizen confused like yourselves who failed to identify were to do his evil works. mediocre at work

  • Galveston

    The Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) has been receiving bad press in certain sectors of the media of late. It’s as if this is a deliberate attempt by them to portray the Church in a bad light. The way I see it; is that the angle of this story was designed – whether deliberately or not – to link the crime and it’s perpetrators to the SDA Church. I say this because it is apparent that no attempt was made by the reporter to clarify whether the criminals concerned or the victim are members of the church in question.