Kudakwashe Antony Mapwevo (27) of New Lobengula suburb in Bulawayo has been jailed for 23 years for kidnapping, torturing and holding captive his ex-girlfriend in a six-day rape ordeal. The court also heard he starved his ex-girlfriend for six days from January 11 this year, a day after he was released from prison for robbery.
Magistrate Mr Chrispen Mberewere convicted Mapwevo of malicious damage to property, assault, rape and unlawful detention. Sentencing him, Mr Mberewere described Mapwevo as a terrorist and said he deserved a deterrent sentence. He sentenced him to 20 years in prison for rape but suspended four years on condition of good behaviour and an additional two years for unlawful detention. For assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Mapwevo was sentenced to one year in prison but six months were suspended on condition of good behaviour and he was also fined $100 or in default 30 days imprisonment for damaging his ex-girlfriend’s phone. Mapwevo will therefore serve an effective 18 and half years in prison.
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Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo