Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
A Zimbabwe Republic Police High School teacher was yesterday hauled to court to answer to rape charges.
Charles Mlambo, 46, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi.
Allegations are that on July 18 at ZRP Boarding School, the complainant who is 15 years old was having extra lessons for O Level physics in the science lab.
It is alleged that during the course of the lesson, the complainant advised her teacher Mlambo that the room was very cold and he suggested that they may use his office which was in the lab.
The two went into the office and when they got in Mlambo removed his trousers and forcibly removed the victim’s jeans.
The victim tried to stop him but he forced himself on her and raped her.
The complainant told her biology teacher about the incident and a police report was made.
The State applied to have Mlambo tested for HIV.
Monalisa Magwenzi appeared for the State.