‘Rape’ at Barbourfields


By Cynthia Dube

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday just before midnight when she was coming from a local bar.

Phillip Nsimbi,

A court heard that Phillip Nsimbi (30) of Barbourfields suburb raped the woman who cannot be named for ethical reasons; about six hours after the Highlanders and Dynamos match that was abandoned just before half time due to crowd trouble.

Nsimbi appeared before magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya facing a charge of rape.

Mr Tashaya did not ask him to plead and remanded him in custody to June 1.

Prosecuting, Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo said Nsimbi allegedly raped the woman who resides in the same suburb.

Mr Dlodlo said Nsimbi proposed love to the woman on Friday last week when they were at Emagumeni Sports Bar in Barbourfields suburb having some drinks.

She turned him down.

The prosecutor said this did not go down well with Nsimbi who strangled the woman until she sustained scratch wounds on her neck.

“On May 14, after a football match the complainant went to Emagumeni Sports Bar to have some drinks with her friends. She left the place and proceeded to her home at 23:30PM. All of a sudden the woman heard a whispering voice from her back saying ” stop there prostitute” said Mr Dlodlo.

“The accused person grabbed the complainant by the collar, pushed her and dragged her to a Barboufields Stadium entry gate whilst she was screaming for help but it was fruitless since nobody responded.”

Mr Dlodlo said Nsimbi slapped the complainant several times on her face before raping her once without protection.

“During the act, the complainant heard people who were passing by and screamed but the accused person threatened to kill her if she continued. A man came by to rescue the complainant but he failed to catch the accused person because he ran away,” he said.

Mr Dlodlo said the woman met police officers who were on patrol when she was on her way to report the matter.

He said Constables Zhou and Taruvinga arrested Nsimbi and referred the woman to the hospital.

The court heard that a medical report will be produced in court as evidence. The Chronicle

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  • Kkkk raitovawo hure pamwe akaripa kari shoma chete

  • ndozvavaida makunguvo kudzivisa bhora kt vagobta vakadzi nxaaa

  • MaNdebele

  • As’funi Ubumbulu

  • ASIFUNI BUMBULU THINA

  • Ndebele guys though

  • Ngaasungwe

    • Malebuho

      Philip Nsimbi

  • Srry guyz maybe I overreacted bt pliz firing each other and calling each other shona or ndebele nowadays I think is being to harsh, our country nw need us to be united come on guyz lets grow and show some maturity

    • Well said Courage!

    • Sho mfana’ ufana nami’ ngihlala ngibona some comments for another guy who always insult shona pple every time whe he cimments! Which is not good ‘bathi charit begins at home which means yena khubo their relish is tribalism ipapa zinhlamba’ there are so many shona pple who are good & good ndebele pple who are good ‘those pple who point Ndebele ukhuthi yizinja nalabo abathi shonaz yizinja they are more than mad! If want to know hw good shona pple learn to travel to other citie where you will meat different pple ‘ you will only see them happy ‘ go to other cities meeting ndebele pple & shona you will see joy’ ”” only those pple called V.K omaVela khaya who ddnt go in Ghetto there are a problem ‘ masithandaneni sibemunye ‘ we are one nation ‘ lets us not intertain idiots,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Malebuho

        VK are disciplined bra,dont discriminate we one

    • well spoken lets unite against tribalism

    • This is very kahle/zvakanaka. Unity is power we are all Africans, Zimbabweans 2 b precise. In SA they call us children of mugabe kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkiest

    • josefa chinotimba

      You are very correct Courage,it’s high time we show maturity now.That of saying shona this ,Ndebele this,is only said by those with small brains.

  • violence pls rape ndakushayai makazvarwa cei

  • Tribalism is far from over, this is so sad, #CryTheBelovedCountry, I blame baba chatunga for this,

  • Vakanakirana bt problem muface haana kuzoburitsa mari

  • He should hav used his hand to quench his Thirst , bonyora- than rape… plus 10 yrs is now waiting for him

  • Morons who justify the #MenAreTrash movement. Cut off his penis.

  • mamemame

  • I think all tribalists should have same sentence as rapists. Their thinking is cancerous which can spread like veld fire. Better to be contained.

  • ndebele ,shona. mundau . vhenda mukaita zvenyu zvetugunwe izvo nizokunya isu tichifara becoz we see people . hamutikwanise we everywhere like a virus

  • As long we still call each other Ndebele/Shona we will never remove zanu pf from power

  • Why barbour fields

  • Stop this tribal thing and see people as God created them. I wasn’t there when God created me Shona neither did you ask God to create you Ndebele.

  • Aaah mandevhani futi

  • Wesley .why u blame baba Chatunga. is he the one who promote tribalisim ?

  • Are there women who dare walk on their own on streets b4 midnight worse from a bar a place of tsotsis. He took the bitch from the bar 2 a dark spot at BF stadium fucked her and failed 2 pay. As we all know the system of bitches they report it as rape, thats it ure gone torongoni.

  • It used to disturb me when l hear my shona friends call me mundedza.l have a name to cry out loud.l realised this is how people will refer to u if u do something wrong,they will say mundedza aba or auraya.crime has nothing to do with tribe but the evilness of the heart or wrong company etc.All l know lam a zimbo.I qualify to live anywhere in African because lam African period.Let’s stop tribalism and love each other.Let us fight for the same noble cause to live freely in a protected happy environment.

  • Chokwadi

    A woman is not a prostitute because how she dresses, what time she goes home or whether she drinks or not.I am currently staying in a dominantly muslim country, the girls wear modern clothes and even short skirts and they smoke a lot, but you will be very mistaken to assume that they are loose. In fact most of them who aren’t married are virgins. I have never seen a a young girl pregnant outside of wedlock.

    On the other hand in Zimbabwe were women are shamed (and sometimes harassed) for wearing short skirts , smoking and drinking, or dating, the rate of unwanted pregnancies are very high and the HIV rate is astronomical. You can only wonder !

    Whether she is a prostitute or not, of which I doubt she is (she was coming from a football match ) no one can have sex with a another against their will or consent. The most shocking thing than the unfortunate violation of this woman is the comments that the average person is making about it. Most comments are suggesting the woman was a prostitute and deserved it, and the tribalism in the comments. I read a lot of news sites and the most the narcissistic comments are from Zimbabwean news sites. Zimbabwe’s under development is tied to the nature of it’s people and I think Zimbabwe has a long way to go.