Teenager in court for sodomis­ing younger brother at knife­point

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Than­deka Moyo

A BULAWAYO teenager has been ar­raigned for al­legedly sodomis­ing his younger brother aged nine twice at knife point.

The boy (15) who is do­ing Form Three was re­manded out of cus­tody after his lawyer Mr Mat­shobana Ncube from Phulu Ncube Le­gal Prac­ti­tion­ers said pro­ba­tion of­fi­cers were fail­ing to ac­cess him.

He is fac­ing two counts of ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault.

Re­gional mag­is­trate Mr Mark Dzira re­manded him out of cus­tody to the care of his un­cle to Au­gust 22 for trial.

“My client is a ju­ve­nile who has been in cus­tody since May this year and pro­ba­tion of­fi­cers haven’t compiled a re­port on him. We pray that the court re­mands him out of cus­tody so that at least we can process the re­port. He’s plan­ning to plead guilty to the al­le­ga­tions and will not ab­scond,” said Mr Ncube.

Pros­e­cut­ing Mr Ti­nashe Dzipe al­leges that the boy called his brother, a Grade Four pupil to their bed­room.

“When he en­tered the room, he pro­duced a knife which he used to threaten his brother in case he made noise. He then or­dered him to un­dress and forced him to have anal sex once,” said Dzipe.

“On a date un­known to the pros­e­cu­tor dur­ing the month of April this year, the boy went back home from vis­it­ing their aunt in Pu­mula South. His older brother called him to the bed­room and sodomised him once threat­en­ing him with a knife he was hold­ing.”

The court heard that the mat­ter came to light when the younger boy re­fused to leave his aunt’s house in Pu­mula say­ing he didn’t want to be sub­jected to sex­ual abuse at home by his brother.

The boy was taken for a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion and a re­port was pro­duced as an ex­hibit. — @thamamoe.

A fe­male mem­ber of an apos­tolic sect prays on a hill­top near the Bulawayo Provin­cial He­roes Acre in Nku­lumane yes­ter­day

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