ZIMBABWE – A city man will live to regret failing to control his sexual desire after he was mobbed by people in Budiriro for attempting to rape a woman.
Simbarashe Shumba was caught whilst forcing himself on a 22-year-old woman in a bush near Tembwe Housing Cooperative in Budiriro 5B.
It is said that he had managed to remove the lady’s undies, unleashed his organ and was caressing the lady’s privates when the victim’s screams attracted a number of passers by.
They apprehended and handed him over to the police.
Shumba appeared before Mbare magistrate Stanford Mambanje charged with attempted rape.
He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to today for sentencing.
He told the court that he did not know what got into him when he committed the offence.
The State proved that on February 22 at around 9pm, Shumba met his victim who was walking along a footpath in Tembwe Housing Cooperative.
He asked to have sex with her and she refused.
Shumba offered the lady his cellphone claiming that he had money in his Ecocash account.
The victim refused the offer telling him that she was not a prostitute.
This angered Shumba and he followed her hurriedly, grabbed her buttocks and tripped her.
She fell down screaming, he sat on her stomach, the victim retaliated by punching him on the mouth and he sustained a cut.
Shumba forced open his victim’s skirt zip, removed her tights and inserted his hand inside her pants.
The lady tried to get up screaming in vain, Shumba choked her and gagged her mouth with a hand in a bid to stifle her screams.
He went on to open his zip and tried to force himself on her.
Passersby heard the victim’s muffled screams and went to her rescue.