A BULAWAYO man has been arrested for allegedly trying to undress a woman who was sleeping at his neighbour’s house.
Gift Mayibongwe Moyo (39) employed by Bernard Plumbers as an assistant plumber was arrested after the 20-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld for ethical reasons, told police that she woke up to find Moyo taking her clothes off.
According to court records the incident took place on 16 October 2020 and at Glamour Hair Salon Cottages situated along Fife Street and between 10th and 11th avenues.
It is reported that on the day in question and at around 10pm the victim was sleeping on the bed at her friend’s place when she felt that someone was sleeping next to her.
It is yet to be proven that in the process Moyo was removing her skirt and she quickly screamed for help.
While screaming for help that is when she reportedly discovered that it was Moyo who was trying to undress her. The seemingly terrified woman reportedly told him to stop, but he did not.
It is reported that a daring Moyo started proposing love to the victim who turned him down and in a fit of pique he brutally slapped her once on the face.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Moyo’s arrest. For the offence Moyo was dragged before Bulawayo magistrate Shepherd Mjanja facing two counts of assault and indecent assault.
He was, however, not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody to 9 November on $1 000 bail.-B-Metro