A MAN from Mount Darwin has been slapped with a 14-year prison sentence after proposing love to a mental patient and having a baby with her.
Fulton Chakupa (36) had two years suspended by Bindura regional magistrate Amos Mbobo on condition of good behaviour.
Prosecutor Ngoni Kaseke told the court that last August, the convict met the complainant (26) and became intimate with her on several occasions, taking advantage of her health condition until she got pregnant.
The court ruled that the complainant could not consent to s_x given her mental condition.
In Other News: Body Of Man Discovered In Maize Field
Wounded body of a man was discovered in a maize field in Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb while another died at his home in Njube after being knifed by unknown assailants.
There has been a growing trend of murder cases in Zimbabwe and Bulawayo in particular.
In a tweet, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi appealed for information that may lead to the arrest of the attackers.
“Police in Bulawayo are appealing for information that may assist investigations in two separate murder cases. On 12/6/21 a body of an unknown male adult was found in a maize field behind Plot 6 Pumula South Habek with several stab wounds on legs and shoulders,” tweeted the police. READ MORE>>>