Police in Neno district have arrested a 44-year-old Rwandan citizen John Paul Bizimungu for raping a 19-year Malawian nurse who was too drunk to meaningfully consent for sex.
The two were working together as nurses at Partners in Health (PIH), and Bizimungu has since denied the charge claiming the victim enjoyed the intercourse.
Neno Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Raphael Kaliati said during the night of 2nd June 2016, Bizimungu visited the victim at her home where he went with bottles of liquor.
He later convinced the victim to drink the liquor telling her it was fruit juice.
“After the victim had taken the substance, she was intoxicated and lost control. This is when the suspect took her to his house and had sex without her knowledge,” said Kaliati.
Kaliati said the suspect was later arrested after the victim reported the matter to police.
Bizimungu has been charged with Rape which is contrary to Section 132 of the Penal Code.
he accepted having sex with the victim but denied assaulting her, arguing “she seemed to enjoy the
He said his intentions were not to have sex with the workmate without her consent, adding they romanced each other before having the intercourse.
“She took her pants off by herself and she seemed to enjoy the activity.”