A 23-year-old Bikita based student nurse allegedly raped an 89-year-old patient under his care at Mashoko Mission Hospital.
The accused was arrested on September 28, 2019, with just two months away from his graduation
The incident happened on September 24 to 25 at around 4 pm, when Madzvamuse was on duty and was responsible for the care and monitoring of the complainant who was in the isolation ward.
Costa Madzvamuse (23) was refused bail by Justice Neville Wamambo at Masvingo High Court on Monday. Madzvamuse is represented by Omen Mafa of Mutendi, Mudisi and Shumba Legal Practitioners.
Police documents in the hands of The Mirror indicate that Madzvamuse was not only positively identified by the complainant, but the State will produce further evidence that he was spotted by another nurse committing the crime.
The State will also produce evidence to the effect that a medical examination on the complainant’s genitals showed fresh bruises consistent with rape.
Documents in the hands of The Mirror C.R.B number 506/19 indicate that Madzvamuse was attending the patient on September 24 and 25, 2019 who was admitted to an isolation ward at Mashoko.
Madzvamuse allegedly closed the doors and windows of the ward and proceeded to the granny’s bed. He allegedly lifted the patient’s dress, dropped his trousers to the knee level and raped the complainant.
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