Mthokozisi Ngwenya, 33, allegedly promised to pay the girl $3 after their one-off encounter.
Ngwenya allegedly took advantage of the girl, whose name cannot be disclosed for ethical reasons, when her employer Thembeni Mathe was out of town.
The court heard that Ngwenya expressed interest in sleeping with the girl as they were watching television in his dining room early this month.
The girl allegedly told him that she was too young to indulge in sex, a court heard.
“I spent the whole night with the accused person in his bedroom and I didn’t scream to alert others who were sleeping in the next room. He said he was going to pay me $3,” said the girl.
The matter came to light when the girl told her employer what had transpired. Ngwenya appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso facing a rape charge.
Chimiso did not ask him to plead and granted him $100 bail. Prosecuting, Mufaro Mageza said on May 12 this year, the girl was watching television with Ngwenya when he told the girl to switch off the television and retire to bed.
“The complainant told the accused person that he should proceed to bed since she still wanted to watch television. He, however, insisted that she should switch it off and accompany him to his bedroom,” said Mageza.
“When the complainant refused, he grabbed her and forced her into his bedroom. The accused told the complainant that he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her and she refused but he went on to remove her clothes. He had sexual intercourse with her without using protection.”
The prosecutor said Ngwenya spent the night with the girl and promised to give her $3, but did not pay her. chronicle
A MAN from Bulawayo’s Entumbane suburb has been arrested for having “transactional sexual intercourse” with his tenant’s 15-year-old maid.