‘It was our sex day’
17 October 2017
A WATERFALLS falls man denying charges of raping his 17-year-old girlfriend yesterday told the court that there is no way he could have raped the complainant as it was their sex day.
Arnold Gava, 22, accused his girlfriend of misleading the court by lying so that she gets sympathy.
Gava made the remarks in his testimony while being led by his lawyer, Widias Chishiri, who told him to narrate what happened on September 21.
“It was a day for sex and the complainant knew that we were going to have sex because we had talked about it. Contrary to what she said, I did not force her into the house.
“I opened the door for her and sat in the passage. We started caressing and she removed her bra and held my pe**s and asked if I had a condom, which I showed her,” narrated Gava.
In her testimony, the 17-year-old told the court that she had been forced into the room by the accused.
Another State witness, Dorcas Zvikomborero Chinzou, Gava’s employer who found her having sex with the complainant defaulted in giving her testimony to the court.
Added Gava: “Everything that she has said that I forced her or I raped her are all lies.”
The State led by Valerie Ngoma is alleging that on September 21 accused forcibly took the complainant’s mobile phone and when the latter followed Gava to recover her phone that is when she was raped.
Regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda rolled the matter to today for continuation.