A 27-year-old man, Nkosilathi Sibanda, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Zimbabwean Magistrates’ court for allegedly sleeping with his neighbour’s wife after disguising as her husband.
According to Zimnews, the accused crept into the woman’s room in the midnight while the lights were out, got into her blankets and started caressing her.
Thinking it was her husband, the woman was said to have responded to his caresses till he penetrated her.
The prosecutor, Timothy Makoni, said, “On October 22 at around 3am, Sibanda who knew that the victim’s husband had not returned home, tip-toed into her bedroom while naked.
“Sibanda quickly opened the door and saw the victim sleeping on the bed. He allegedly crept into her blankets and started kissing and touching the woman who then responded thinking it was her husband.
“The accused became intimate with the woman and at that moment she discovered that it was not her husband. She pushed Sibanda away, jumped from the bed and rushed to switch on the light.
“The victim was shocked to see her co-tenant’s husband undressed in her bed and screamed for help. She fought with Sibanda and slapped him twice in the face, but all he could do was to ask for forgiveness.
“He then rushed back to his bedroom as the victim kept on screaming for help, alerting neighbours.”
The accused, who was subsequently arrested by the police, was charged with rape when he appeared before the Magistrate, Hosiah Mujaya.