Breaking News

Man jailed for raping daughter-in-law (Nnholo we Mwizana)

by Court Reporter
30 June 2012 | 8403 Views
A man from Dongamuzi area of Lupane district who indecently assaulted and raped his daughter-in-law under the belief that he was fulfilling a custom commonly known as 'Nnholo we Mwizana' has been jailed for 15 years.

The man, aged 47, pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault and one count of rape before Hwange resident regional magistrate Mrs Dambudzo Malunga on Thursday.

Asked why he committed the offence, the man told the court that he was fulfilling his Kalanga custom as his father had also slept with his wife.

Asked if the daughter-in-law (18) had consented, the man said she did not consent because she is not Kalanga.

The prosecutor, Mr Bheki Tshabalala, told the court that sometime in February this year, the man's son left for South Africa to look for employment.

He left his wife in the custody of his father and mother and during the month that the son went to South Africa, the man proposed love to the daughter- in-law but was turned down.

He proceeded and fondled her breasts until the left one became swollen. She did not report the assault to anyone.

Later on the same day, the daughter-in-law left the homestead going to fetch water and the father-in-law followed her. He made advances towards her but was again turned down.

He tried to fell her but he was overpowered and the daughter-in-law later made a report to her mother-in-law, who reprimanded the man.

During March he again fondled her breasts and one day he found her bending down washing some dishes and approached her from behind and grabbed her private parts.

He said: "Khathesi isigcwala isandla. Sunonile wena."

She ran away and made a report to his wife who in turn reprimanded him.

On 16 April, the mother-in-law left her homestead going to a neighbour's homestead to assist harvest some ground nuts and left the husband, daughter-in-law and five children behind.

During lunch time, the complainant went to serve him his food and as she knelt down to give him his food he fondled her breasts forcing her to run out of his sleeping hut where he was seated.

Thinking that the father-in-law had left the homestead, she went into the sleeping hut to collect the plates and as soon as she entered the door, the man, who was stark naked hiding behind the door, pounced and threw her onto the bed.

He forcibly removed her panties and raped her once but she kept struggling until she managed to free herself and ran out of the sleeping hut leaving her panties behind.

She made a report to her mother-in-law who then escorted her to Dongamuzi police base where a report was made leading to the father-in-law's arrest.
Rape Nholo we Ngwizana Kalanga

Source: TC

Is Itai Dzamara eyeing the US Green Card?

Yes
19.12%
No
75%
Not sure
5.88%
408

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Gold mine collapse, 1 dead - A 24-year-old man was killed early last w...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2045 Views

Tsvangirai slams ZBC for being biased - MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvang...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 1609 Views

Zimbabwe's 5 grim realities - In the last three months there have been...

by Takura Zhangazha | 26 April 2015 | 1916 Views

Tsvangirai sticks to election boycott decision - MDC-T leader Morgan ...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 1531 Views

Zanu-PF panics - Zanu-PF is panicking over the Hurungwe West poll and...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 3602 Views

Ian Gorowa threatens to report Zifa to Fifa - Former Zimbabwe coach Ia...

by Kennedy Gondwe BBC Sport | 26 April 2015 | 1787 Views

South Africa slams Nigeria over envoy recall - South Africa slammed Ni...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2893 Views

Bosso sneak victory - Dongo Sawmills - 0 Highlanders FC - 1 (Nqobizith...

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 April 2015 | 2246 Views

Annual British Zim Society research day on the cards - The Bristish Zi...

by Stephen Jakes | 26 April 2015 | 985 Views

Murder cases drop in Harare - report - Harare Province has recorded a ...

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 April 2015 | 850 Views

PSL Matches Day 6 - Goal Alert: Fulltime Scores

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 April 2015 | 2845 Views

Church president accused of personalizing church - The president of t...

by Stephen Jakes | 26 April 2015 | 2142 Views

Temba Mliswa ready to die for Hurungwe - Expelled Hurungwe West legis...

by Fungi Kwaramba | 26 April 2015 | 1988 Views

Fears for Mugabe's Zanu-PF as chaos escalates - Alarmed by the escalat...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2912 Views

Zimbabwean woman 'cut into 6 pieces' in South Africa - report - A Zimb...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 3483 Views

Mphoko heckled at campaign launch - VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko ...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2687 Views

SA political parties fight over xenophobic victims' welfare - THREATS ...

by Stevenson Jackson | 26 April 2015 | 2555 Views

Strict laws to govern Zimbabwe pastors crafted - The Evangelical Fello...

by Staff Reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2234 Views

Tsvangirai to remove Mugabe from power by year end 2015 - MDC-T presid...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 3764 Views

Ziyavulwa intuba zeTrade Fair ngolwesibili - IMIGWAQO yedolobheni lako...

by Mthokozisi Dube | 26 April 2015 | 735 Views

Zim anti-poaching activist disappears in Zambia while feeling Zimbabwe...

by Staff Reporter | 26 April 2015 | 1707 Views

War collaborators hopeless about compensation - WAR COLLABORATORS in M...

by Stephen Jackson | 26 April 2015 | 1188 Views

'My wife, children want me dead' - AN Umguza man last week claimed in ...

by Dumani Moyo | 26 April 2015 | 2025 Views

Man accuses wife of prostitution - A BULAWAYO man allegedly accused hi...

by Dumani Moyo | 26 April 2015 | 1883 Views

ZPP accuse Zanu PF of political rights violations - The Zimbabwe Peace...

by Stephen Jakes | 26 April 2015 | 1082 Views

Kombi-pirate taxi war looming - A TAXI war is looming in Bulawayo amid...

by Vusumuzi Dube | 26 April 2015 | 1588 Views

Government to dissolve local authorities accused of corruption - Gover...

by Staff Reporter | 26 April 2015 | 1166 Views

Mphoko launches Zanu-PF campaign in Bulawayo - VICE-PRESIDENT Phelekez...

by Vusumuzi Dube | 26 April 2015 | 1093 Views

Foreign diplomats trapped in elevator after a Zesa blackout - Presiden...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 1782 Views

Entertainment

Emily Kachote crowned Miss World Zimbabwe 2015 - Beautiful, Emily Tata...

by Staff reporter | 26 April 2015 | 2047 Views

Cassper Nyovest's show not for free - SOUTH African, rapper Cassper Ny...

by Tafadzwa Zimoyo | 23 April 2015 | 3045 Views

Charambas cancel SA tour due to xenophobia - Celebrated gospel artiste...

by Staff reporter | 23 April 2015 | 2210 Views

DJ Sbu's MoFaya hits Bulawayo - Controversial South African TV and ra...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2015 | 6647 Views

'Miss World racist,' says Chiwenga - Zimbabwe's representatives at wor...

by Melissa Mpofu | 20 April 2015 | 3840 Views

Zimbabwe music star conducts music workshops in Malawi

by Stephen Jakes | 19 April 2015 | 2987 Views

Freddy Gwala eager to speak Shona

by Thobekile Zhou | 19 April 2015 | 5512 Views
iBlog

Rules Or Relationship

The dog does not need a lead to go for a walk. its owner can just speak a word and the dog responds. now, we are not comparing ourselves to dogs, we are comparing performance-based christian living to relationship-based christian living. big, big ... Read More
LindaDiokpa 30 December 2014 ago

Four In 10 Americans Face Regular Online Fraud Attacks

Microsoft offers four primary tips to help protect users from identity theft:• be selfish and defensive with personal information by not sharing sensitive details in emails, and instant and text messages• create, use and keep secret so-called “... Read More
SecNews 24 October 2014 ago