Se­nior Govt of­fi­cial fails to pay hooker, loses $1,688 prop­erty

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Tanaka Mrewa

A SELF-con­fessed pros­ti­tute al­legedly looted prop­erty worth $1,688 from a se­nior Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial who failed to pay her for ser­vices ren­dered fol­low­ing a romp at his mat­ri­mo­nial home in Bu­l­awayo.

Ray­mond Ku­zondishaya Nyan­doro, a prin­ci­pal town plan­ning of­fi­cer in the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Pub­lic Works and Na­tional Hous­ing sta­tioned at Mh­lahlandlela of­fices in the city, al­legedly hooked up with Itai Muzambi at Pub Lagon­dola on July 27.

The hooker, a court heard, charged him $25 for a night of plea­sure be­fore the two pro­ceeded to Nyan­doro’s house in Brad­field sub­urb.

Muzambi, who came to court with a baby strapped to her back, yes­ter­day pleaded not guilty to un­law­ful en­try and theft when she ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo Mag­is­trate Miss Char­ity Maphosa.

She was re­manded out of cus­tody to to­mor­row for con­tin­u­a­tion of trial.

Tes­ti­fy­ing in her de­fence, Muzambi said she took the prop­erty as she be­lieved it was worth the “good time” she gave Nyan­doro.

She told the court that she had sex with Nyan­doro on a sofa and his mat­ri­mo­nial bed.

Muzambi said at around 3AM when she de­manded pay­ment, Nyan­doro said he did not have money and in­vited her to take any­thing from the house.

She al­legedly took a Plasma TV, DVD, lap­top, blan­kets, two cell phones, a com­forter, men’s and women’s clothes, shoes, a wrist watch, suit­case, a Ken­wood speaker, 3kgs of meat and a gas stove in­clud­ing its ca­bles and tanks.

“Ini­tially, he said he would send me the money when his wife came back. But I in­sisted on get­ting my money on the spot so he told me to get any­thing that I wanted in the house,” Muzambi said adding that she hired a taxi to take the loot to her home in Emakhan­deni sub­urb. “I took all that prop­erty be­cause I be­lieve I pro­vided plea­sure worth far more than the $25 I had ini­tially charged”. Pros­e­cu­tors said the fol­low­ing morn­ing, Nyan­doro re­ported Muzambi to the po­lice for theft. Yes­ter­day, he acted con­fused in court say­ing he did not re­mem­ber what tran­spired on the day and ac­cused Muzambi of spik­ing his drink. “I don’t re­mem­ber any­thing that hap­pened that night your Wor­ship. I sus­pect that my drink was spiked. I’ve never lost mem­ory like that my whole life. The only thing I re­mem­ber is leav­ing the pub where I was drink­ing with my friends. I’m not sure if I left with her.” But Muzambi in­ter­jected, ac­cus­ing Nyan­doro of ly­ing. “How can you say you can’t re­mem­ber? We had pas­sion­ate sex on the sofa be­fore pro­ceed­ing to the bed­room. If you were not in a right state of mind how would you re­mem­ber that your wife was away?” she charged. Nyan­doro stuck to his story. “Your Wor­ship, hon­estly I can’t re­mem­ber any­thing. Maybe what she is say­ing could be true but I’m com­pletely blank with re­gards to that night,” he said. Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Liane Nkomo told the court that on July 27, Nyan­doro took Muzambi to his house in Brad­field where they spent the night. She said the hooker took the prop­erty as pay­ment for ser­vices ren­dered and goods worth $1,460 were re­cov­ered on Muzambi’s ar­rest. Mean­while, there was more drama out­side the court­room as Muzambi and Nyan­doro’s rel­a­tives at­tacked a Chron­i­cle news crew. Muzambi charged at a Chron­i­cle pho­tog­ra­pher and tried to de­stroy his cam­era while the re­porter es­caped only to be am­bushed by Nyan­doro’s rel­a­tives on the streets who warned her against writ­ing the story. They also snatched her note­book. Hours later, they came to The Chron­i­cle to re­turn the note­book and begged ed­i­tors not to pub­lish the story.— @tan­nytkay

Itai Muzambi, the self­con­fessed pros­ti­tute

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