Cuthbert Chapwanya, 45, of Plot 39, Green Hills, Mazare, Masvingo, is demanding $10,000 in damages from Susan Mukewa, who reported him for the rape.
|Retired soldier escapes false rape charges, sues for $10,000|
Chapwanya told magistrate Lyn Manyika at the Masvingo Civil Court that he was forced to resign from his job because of the rape allegations and therefore wants $10 000 for the suffering he endured.
He was employed by the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and stationed at 4.1 Brigade Headquarters.
The former soldier was arrested in June 2012 after Mukewa reported that he had raped a 13-year-old mentally challenged juvenile.
Chapwanya appeared at the Masvingo Magistrates Court but the case was dismissed for lack of evidence.
Said the former gunman: “Your worship; I strongly believe that this woman wanted to fix me after I discouraged her from abusing the girl.
“After I was arrested I was left with no option but to resign from my work because my image had been tainted.
“I therefore demand $10 000 for tainting my character in society.”
The court heard that since June 2012 when he was dragged to the courts Chapwanya had a torrid time at work and on the local social scene as he had been labelled a rapist.
Magistrate Manyika deferred the case to March 26 for judgement.
Subscribe To Real Zim News.
Real Zim News - Zimbabwe Breaking News.
- ✔Trending Stories
- ✔Headlines News
- ✔Breaking News
- ✔Straight into your ✔ Inbox