Court to view 'rape' video

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CCTV footage showing a 20-year-old woman being raped will be shown during the trial of her alleged rapist.

 

Njungo Kiveit, 27, has pleaded not guilty in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court to a charge of rape.

He told magistrate Rose Mogwera on Monday that on the night of June 19 last year, he had met the woman at the Kismet hotel bar.

He said that they had kissed and had spoken of having sex.

The two then left the bar and were walking along Retief Street when he began proposing love to her.

“I put my arm around her, but she was having none of it. I then became aggressive and pinned her to the wall. She then dropped to the ground and I pulled down her pants and tried to rape her,” Kiveit said.

He said the police arrived before he could penetrate the woman.

The victim testified that Kiveit had followed her out of the bar.

“I was quite drunk and tried to walk faster but he grabbed me by my clothes and made me fall to the ground,” the woman said.

She said Kiveit pulled down her pants and raped her.

 

”When I tried to scream for help he strangled me,” the woman said.

 

CCTV footage allegedly depicts Kiveit attacking the woman and police having to physically drag him off her after several verbal warnings.

The trial continues. - Daily News


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