Man fondles pregnant soldier, tries to rape her
A 22-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo who allegedly broke into a pregnant soldier’s house, fondled her and attempted to rape her.
Bandlalwenkosi Ncube from Douglasdale on May 30 this year at around 12.35AM, broke into the soldier’s house.
The soldier was awoken by the noise and realised that her bedroom lights were off and her door was open. She closed the door.
When she was going back to bed, Ncube grabbed her from behind and told her to be quiet, threatening to stab her if she screamed.
Ncube fondled her breasts, patted her tummy and undressed her. When he tried to rape the woman, she overpowered him and screamed for help.
Ncube bit the complainant on her right shoulder and fled from the house, but in the process dropped his cellphone on the bed and it was used to track him, leading to his arrest.
He was arrested on the same day he allegedly committed the offence, and police charged him with unlawful entry.
Ncube pleaded not guilty to an unlawful entry charge when he appeared before Bulawayo Regional magistrate Mr Joseph Mabeza.
He was remanded in custody to Friday for commencement of trial.
Ncube is unemployed whereas the complainant is a soldier based in Plumtree.