Man jailed 31 years for raping prostitute without a condom

Obert Ncube also jailed for rape on another woman and robbery

By Staff Reporter

A 29-year-old serial rapist has been handed a 31-year jail sentence after he was convicted for raping two women, who include a sex worker he had hired and later robbed of her cash.

Obert Ncube, a resident of Clifton Park in Gweru, was also convicted for three counts of robbery.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority, on 5 March last year, Ncube was in the company of two of his accomplices when they met a 28-year-old woman walking from a local grocery shop.

“The accused person blocked her way and drew an okapi knife from his pocket, before forcefully taking her Huawei Honor cell phone valued at US$60,” NPA said in a statement.

“The accused person and his accomplices took the complainant to a nearby bush.

“An argument ensued as the accused person’s accomplices wanted to kill the complainant but the accused person wanted to have sexual intercourse with her.

“The accused person raped the complainant while his accomplices were watching from a distance.

“The complainant managed to escape and hid in a pit until the following morning. She filed a police report on the 6th of March 2023.”

Added NPA, “On the 6th of August 2023, the accused person raped his girlfriend’s friend (18) who is a Form 4 pupil at knife point.

“On an unknown date, the accused person lured a commercial sex worker purporting to hire her services and dragged her to the railway line where he robbed her of her Infinix Hot 12 cell phone, valued at US$165.

“He raped the complainant several times without protection overnight. The accused person was arrested on the 17th of September 2023 for a separate rape case.

“He was found in possession of the third complainant’s infinix Hot 12 cellphone.

“The third complainant positively identified the accused person. On the 18th of September 2023, the first complainant identified the accused person when she brought food for her relative who was detained at the holding cells.”

Ncube was sentenced to a total of 31 years of imprisonment for counts 3 to 5.

The complainant in count 1 and 2 could not be located on the day of trial.

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