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Man Rapes Brother’s “Curvy” Wife After Three Attempts, Mother-In-Law Says Don’t Embarrass Us


Alex Madzore (37) of Ruware Village under Chief Chiwara in Gutu appeared before Regional Magistrate Dambudzo Malunga facing charges of raping his brother’s wife. The sister-in-law told the court that Madzore had attempted to rape her twice before, and only succeeded on the third attempt. She also told the court that after the rape, the mother-in-law advised her not to report the crime to the authorities as this would embarrass the family.

Narrating her ordeal, the victim who will not be named, said that on the first occasion, Madzore tried to wrestle her to the ground when she was carrying a baby on her back. She resisted and was saved by crying out for help. On the second occasion, Madzore followed her to homestead in the full knowledge that she was home alone and tried to trip her to the ground and to lift up her skirt. Like on the first occasion, the victim resisted and cried out for help forcing Madzore to retreat. The victim’s husband does not stay in the village as he is employed elsewhere.

On the third occasion, the complainant was surprisingly fetching grass for making brooms with Madzore. Taking full advantage that they were alone, Madzore managed to grab the complainant and tripped to the ground. He overpowered her and tore off her skirt and panties before raping her once. When the deed was done, he left without saying a word. The complainant then disregarded her mother-in-law’s advice and reported the matter to the authorities.

When he appeared in court, Madzore denied all charges and claimed that the woman was framing her so that her husband could take over the family’s farm.