'Sodomite' re­manded on $100 bail

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma

A MAN from Bulawayo’s Nku­lumane Sub­urb al­legedly at­tempted to sodomise his neigh­bour’s nine-year-old son after invit­ing him to his house to play video games.

Prince Ed­die Ng­wenya (25) al­legedly threat­ened to kill the mi­nor if he told any­one about the sex at­tack.

He ap­peared be­fore Western Com­mon­age Mag­is­trate Ms Tancy Dube fac­ing in­de­cent as­sault charges and was re­manded to Septem­ber 7 on $100 bail. The boy, whose name has been with­held for eth­i­cal rea­sons, is a grade Six pupil at Queen El­iz­a­beth Pri­mary School.

The pupil re­vealed the abuse, which oc­curred in 2014, to his fa­ther on Mon­day.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Mu­faro Mageza said that on a date the com­plainant can­not re­mem­ber but be­tween Jan­uary 1, 2014 and De­cem­ber 31, 2014, Ng­wenya al­legedly in­serted his man­hood be­tween the mi­nor’s thighs after lur­ing him to his house to play video games on a PlayS­ta­tion.

Mr Mageza said: “On a day that the com­plainant can­not re­mem­ber but in 2014 and dur­ing the day, Ng­wenya called the com­plainant to his place to play video games. “Upon ar­rival, he or­dered the com­plainant to en­ter his bed­room and re­move his clothes. He told him to lie on the bed on his side. The ac­cused also re­moved his clothes, lay be­side the com­plainant and in­serted his man­hood be­tween the com­plainant’s thighs”.

Ng­wenya al­legedly asked the mi­nor to dress up after the in­ci­dent and threat­ened him with death and a beat­ing if he ever told any­one about the act be­fore es­cort­ing him to his home.

The court heard that on an­other day, Ng­wenya al­legedly called the com­plainant to his res­i­dence for PlayS­ta­tion games.

“The com­plainant went to Ng­wenya’s home and en­tered his bed­room. He was again or­dered to strip off be­fore the ac­cused also re­moved his clothes.

“Again, he stripped the mi­nor and in­serted his man­hood be­tween the boy’s thighs,” said Mr Mageza.

The mat­ter came to light when the com­plainant told his fa­ther about the in­ci­dent on Au­gust 22 this year. His fa­ther had asked him about the in­ci­dent after hear­ing ru­mours that Ng­wenya had sex­u­ally abused his son.

The mat­ter was then re­ported to the po­lice lead­ing to Ng­wenya’s ar­rest. — @andile_t­shuma

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