By Esther Gomo
A Zimbabwean nurse accused of having a 4 month affair with a convicted rapist in the United Kingdom has pleaded her innocence despite being arrested by police last week.
British tabloid newspaper The Sun reported that married nurse Rhoda Elizabeth Makambaire was arrested over claims she had several sex sessions with 29 year old brutal rapist Kelly Edney.
On Sunday in a show of unity Makambaire and her husband (Flex) Sibanda were spotted together attending a ZAOGA (FIF) church service in Slough according to sources. She told close friends that she was innocent and that her alleged lover was insane and should not be believed.
We are told the husband maintained a dignified silence over the matter and refused to field any questions.
A twist to the case was reported by this website following revelations that Makambaire known as Mai Sibanda is a prominent member of the ZAOGA (Foward in Faith) church based in Slough. She is the lead singer in the Praise and Worship team (choir).
The rapist who claims to have bedded her has convictions for arson, assault and hoax bomb calls. He allegedly told cops he had full and oral sex with a nurse. Broadmoor in Berkshire was last month slammed for high suicide rates and failure to protect patients. Bosses are horrified by the latest scandal.
Edney, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Makambaire, of Bracknell, Berks, earns £30,000 a year as a nurse working on the dangerous and severe personality disorder unit.
Police and Broadmoor have confirmed the investigation but refused to comment further.
Despite Makambaire’s protestations of innocence Nehanda Radio has been told the matter will be easy to prove. Police have already taken Edney’s bed sheets and clothing for forensic tests and DNA samples will be used to prove beyond doubt whether Makambaire is guilty or innocent.
The testimony of two other nurses arrested for allegedly standing guard while Makambaire and Edney romped will also prove crucial. If proved guilty Makambaire will not face any jail as the matter is purely professional misconduct. All she risks getting is being struck off the nursing register.
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