According to Zimnews, the accused was charged with rape when he appeared before the Magistrate, Hosiah Mujaya.

The court heard that Sibanda tiptoed from his bedroom while undressed in the ‘wee hours’ and got into the
woman’s blankets while the light was off and started caressing and kissing her.

Unfortunately, the woman responded to him, thinking it was her husband till he penetrated her before realising that it wasn’t him.

The prosecutor, Timothy Makoni, said, “On October 22 at around 3am, Sibanda who knew that the
victim’s husband had not returned home, tip-toed into her bedroom while naked.

“Sibanda quickly opened the door and saw the victim sleeping on the bed. He allegedly crept into her blankets and started kissing and touching the woman who then responded thinking it was her husband.

“The accused became intimate with the woman and at that moment she discovered that it was not her husband. She pushed Sibanda away, jumped from the bed and rushed to switch on the light.

“The victim was shocked to see her co-tenant’s husband undressed in her bed and screamed for help. She
fought with Sibanda and slapped him twice in the face, but all he could do was to ask for forgiveness.

“He then rushed back to his bedroom as the victim kept on screaming for help, alerting neighbours.

“The court further heard that people then gathered at the house and questioned Sibanda why he had committed the offence and he kept on apologising. The victim, with the help of neighbours, went to the police station and reported Sibanda.”