In a sad turn of events, a 22-year-old Mutare woman’s search for love turned into a nightmare after she was raped by a suitor whom she had met through a popular show on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s National FM.
The newsday reports that on April 2 this year, the complainant (name witheld to protect identity) was listening to National FM’s adult radio talk show, where some of the listeners look for possible partners for marriage.
It is alleged that while listening to the programme she heard Charles Majura’s request of an adult woman who wanted to settle down and she took his contact details.
After being lured by Majura’s proposal of marriage, the single mother took interest.
The two then started to date through WhatsApp until Majura asked to meet her in Westgate in Harare, where he was purpoted to be staying.
The complainant reportedly agreed to the request and visited Majura on May 25 at around 5pm and he took her to his place.
Upon her arrival the complainat was appalled by the state of the house which was a wooded cabin roofed with iron sheets, which was different from what she had been told.
It is the states case that Majura then asked her to get into the house, but she refused.
It is alleged that Majura then forcefully dragged her inside, telling her that she was now his wife before raping her on a a makeshift bed of metal sheets.
The matter came to light after the complainant escaped in the morning and told a lady whom she met about the ordeal, who then accompanied her to the police leading to Majura’s arrest.