Alick Macheso’s dancer, Selemani Mpochi, popularly known as Majuice, has appeared in court on allegations of raping his 17-year-old girlfriend.
Mpochi (34) was facing rape charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi who remanded him out of custody on his own recognition.
Prosecutors told the court that on 20 August this year, the complainant sent a text message to the dancer begging him to drive her to Kuwadzana the following day for a party.
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It is alleged that the next day Mpochi met the complainant and they proceeded to Kuwadzana where he dropped her and went away.
At around 5 pm on the same day, the complainant sent a message to Mpochi advising him that she was not feeling comfortable at the party. She told him to come and pick her up.
The court heard that Mpochi drove and picked the complainant and went to a certain house in Crowborough phase 3 where he had sexual intercourse with her once without her consent.
After the act, it is alleged, Mpochi drove the complainant to her house where she arrived late.
On being quizzed by her mother on why she arrived home late, the complainant initially lied about what had transpired.
However, on the following day, she confessed her ordeal to a friend and the matter was reported to the police leading to Mpochi’s arrest.