CHIREDZI - A Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) student who allegedly had sex with his girlfriend whom he then promised to marry but failed due to interference from his parents is now in trouble after he was arrested for rape.
Kudzai Gopodza, who is attached at Environmental Management Agency (EMA) as a graduate trainee, appeared before Chiredzi Magistrate Judith Zuyu facing charges of rape after he allegedly forced himself on the girl whom he later promised to marry but failed.
The court heard that on February 18, 2017 at around 19:00 hrs, Gopodza who resides at house number 562 Jerera Township, allegedly called his girlfriend who worked as a house maid next door.
The court also heard that the girl brought along her employer's child but Gopodza sent the child away, leaving the two alone.
It is alleged that Gopodza then locked the door and at around 02:00 hrs, he forced himself onto the girl.
The court also heard that in fear that the girl report the case, Gopodza kept the girl at the house and promised to marry her.
The matter came to light after his parents came to the house and found the girl but did not like the idea of their son getting married to an uneducated girl working as a house maid.
The girl was then chased from the house and she went to file a rape case with the police leading to the arrest of Gopodza.
In his defence Gopodza, who was represented by Primrose Magaisa of Pundu and Associates, told the court that he was in love with the girl whom she claimed was just vindictive because his parents had objected to their marriage on the grounds of education.
He claimed that the two were in love and had consensual sex for many times during their stay together.
The matter was later postponed for further trial on a later date.
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