COURTS & LAW

Flamboyant Bulawayo lawyer springs from chair, rapes client

FLAMBOYANT Bulawayo lawyer Mlweliwenkululeko Ncube (38) has been arrested following an incident where he allegedly raped a client who had visited his office to seek counsel on her late husband’s estate.

The client, aged 35, was Ncube’s ex-girlfriend, but they parted ways six years ago.

It was double-trouble for Ncube as he was arrested at Tredgold magistrates courts where another woman had dragged him before the magistrate demanding maintenance for a child she has with Ncube.

According to the Chronicle, the rape incident occurred on April 2 between 12.30PM and 1.30PM at Ncube’s offices in the city.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the alleged rape, saying investigations were underway.

“I can confirm that we have arrested a 38-year-old lawyer in connection with a rape case involving his client who is 35-years-old. We are still investigating the matter and the suspect is expected to appear in court soon,” she said.

Ncube raped the woman without protection after she walked into his office to ask him to work on the case of her late husband’s estate.

“The victim, who is Ncube’s ex-girlfriend, visited the suspect’s offices situated along Fort Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue in Bulawayo. The woman wanted Ncube to take legal action on an issue involving her late husband’s estate. While they were discussing, Ncube is said to have sprung from his chair and went to where the woman was seated and demanded to have sex with her,” said the source.

When the complainant refused to give in to Ncube’s sexual overtures, it is alleged that the suspect unzipped his pair of trousers before he tried to force his private parts into her mouth.

“The suspect took out his private part and tried to put it into the victim’s mouth but she stood up and tried to flee before Ncube grabbed and threatened to assault her if she screamed. He then raped the woman,” said the source.

The woman did not report immediately after the incident as she had been threatened by Ncube. She eventually decided to brave it out and report.

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