For allegedly aiding her husband to carry out the kidnap and rape of a 14-year old girl, an house wife alongside his husband has been arrested by the Police in Zimbabwe.

It was reported that 30-year old Philemon Moyo Tauze, and his his wife Netsai Sibanda kidnapped and raped a teenager at Mhike village in Zvishavane.

The court was told that Sibanda approached the girl and asked her if she could accompany her to her homestead where she promised to give her something “that she had kept for her”. The girl agreed, and on arrival Sibanda asked her if she could sleep over for the night, saying her husband would be away. But around 20:00, the husband showed up and the couple asked the girl to sleep with them in the same bedroom hut.

At night, Tauze started caressing the girl, who resisted, before Sibanda “grabbed and pinned her down”. Tauze allegedly went on to rape her.

The couple pleaded not guilty to the charge and has been remanded in prison custody till February 13, 2017.