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Gutu man forces boy (16) to romance him


A Gutu man from Mapako village under Chief Chimombe in Masvingo appeared before a Masvingo magistrate Ivy Jaona on October 10, 2023 for sodomizing a teenage boy.

The accused person was remanded in custody waiting for continuation of trial on October 11, 2023.

It is the state’s case as presented by Prosecutor Nixon Chamisa that on May 28, 2023 the16-year-old complainant (name withheld for ethical reasons) went to accused person (name also withheld)’s place of residence around 5pm with the intention to collect his fifty cents that he was owed.

When he arrived, he knocked and the accused opened the door, grabbed his hand and dragged him into his bedroom where he asked him to romance him but the former refused.

The accused then forcibly removed the complainant’s trousers and threatened him with a knife if he cried for help.

He then proceeded to sodomize him four times without his consent.

The following day at around 0200hours the accused ordered the complainant to leave his bedroom, threatening to kill him with a knife if he told his parents of the incident.

The complainant then made a report to his parents, who reported to the village head and the matter was referred to Gutu police leading to the accused’s arrest


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