A 22-year-old Zaka man will spend the next five years in jail after he was convicted of attempting to rape his 31-year-old sister as punishment for siring children out of wedlock when she was still staying in South Africa.
Appearing before Chiredzi senior regional magistrate Mrs Judith Zuyu last week, the man whose name cannot be revealed to protect the victim, pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted rape.
Mrs Zuyu however, convicted the man due to overwhelming evidence and sentenced him to 10 years in jail.
She suspended five years for five years on condition of good behaviour. Delivering sentence, Mrs Zuyu considered that the man wasted the court’s time by denying committing the crime yet it was clear that he had an intention of raping his sister given the overwhelming evidence.