Famous Ndlovu (19) from Mabutweni suburb yesterday appeared before Western Commonage
magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube charged with rape.
He was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to January 17.

Prosecuting Mrs Memory Ndlovu told the court that on January 1 at around 4AM, the woman,
who cannot be named for ethical reasons, met Ndlovu at Mabutweni shops while she was
drinking beer with her boyfriend.

“At around 5AM, the complainant and her boyfriend went to the complainant’s sister’s house in
Mabutweni leaving the accused person at the shops. Her sister told them to sleep in the sitting
room. The couple had sexual intercourse once before they slept,” said Mrs Ndlovu.

“At around 6AM, the woman felt that someone was having sexual intercourse with her and at
first she thought it was her boyfriend but was surprised to wake up and discover that it was
Ndlovu who was lying on her stomach half naked.

“She grabbed him by the collar of his T-shirt while screaming and shouting for help. As Ndlovu
was trying to escape, the complainant’s sister came into the room and at that time the boyfriend
woke up.”

Mrs Ndlovu said Ndlovu was still half naked as his pair of shorts and underwear were on the
floor. Neighbours, she said, assisted them to apprehend Ndlovu and escorted him to Western
Commonage Police Station where they made a report.

The woman was referred to Mpilo Central Hospital for medical examination and a medical
report may be produced in court as evidence.