12-year-old ‘drugged, sodomised daily over two weeks’ by 71-year-old man

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Than­deka Moyo

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo al­legedly lured a 12-year-old boy to his Tre­nance sub­ur­ban home be­fore sodomising him twice per day for two weeks af­ter forc­ing him to smoke dagga and drink beer.

The mat­ter came to light when the boy was al­legedly caught red-handed im­i­tat­ing sex­ual moves while on top of his one-year-old sis­ter. The boy also al­legedly fon­dled his el­dest sis­ter’s but­tocks.

His fa­ther al­legedly ques­tioned him and he re­vealed that David­son Mbambo (71) had sex­u­ally abused him when he ran away from home for two weeks.

The boy told re­gional mag­is­trate Mr Chrispen Mberewere that Mbambo used to send him to buy mar­i­juana which they smoked to­gether be­fore he sodomised him.

His fa­ther took to the wit­ness stand yesterday and said his son ran away to Mbambo’s home thrice and his fam­ily had to en­gage the police to bring his son back home.

“My son went miss­ing for about two weeks and the neigh­bours tipped me off that Mbambo was keep­ing him in his house. I then went to the police who ac­com­pa­nied me to his house and warned him against keep­ing my son without my knowl­edge,” said the man.

“I started not­ing some anom­alies in him and one day I saw him mount­ing my youngest daugh­ter aged one. He even fon­dled his sis­ter’s but­tocks and this left all of us dumb­fouded.”

The court heard that the boy ran away from home for the sec­ond time and was found in Mbambo’s home.

“Again I en­gaged police and we man­aged to find my son and pro­ceeded to the police sta­tion. I asked him to go home while I fi­nalised with the police and at that mo­ment he ran away and went back to Mbambo’s place,” he said.

Un­der cross ex­am­i­na­tion, Mbambo lam­basted the boy’s fa­ther for fail­ing to meet the needs of his nine chil­dren.

“The rea­son why your son ran away was be­cause you are a harsh and vi­o­lent fa­ther who is not in good books with any­one. You are fail­ing to feed your nine chil­dren,” he said.

Mbambo also claimed that there was a 14-year-old boy who had sodomised the same boy.

Mr Mberewere re­manded the mat­ter to to­day for con­tin­u­a­tion of trial.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Sim­barashe Manyiwa al­leged that some­time last year, the boy, who is a Grade Three pupil at a school in Bu­l­awayo, fled from his par­ents’ home and went to stay with Mbambo for two weeks.

He said dur­ing his stay there, the boy en­dured a tor­rid time as Mbambo forced him to smoke mbanje be­fore sodomising the mi­nor.

Mbambo would send the boy to buy mar­i­juana and beer and they would smoke and drink be­fore go­ing to bed.

Dur­ing bed­time, Mbambo would or­der the com­plainant to re­move his clothes be­fore forc­ing him to have anal sex with him, said Mr Manyiwa.

He said Mbambo sex­u­ally at­tacked the boy twice daily.

“Af­ter two weeks, Mbambo chucked the boy out of his home,” said Mr Manyiwa.

The boy nar­rated his or­deal to his un­cle who in turn made a police re­port lead­ing to Mbambo’s ar­rest. The vic­tim was taken to hospi­tal for ex­am­i­na­tion. In his warned and cau­tioned state­ment, Mbambo de­nied the charge, ar­gu­ing that he was no longer sex­u­ally ac­tive.

“I’ve no idea about this case and I didn’t com­mit the of­fence be­cause I’m no longer sex­u­ally ac­tive due to erec­tile dys­func­tion and there­fore there’s no way I could have sex­u­ally abused the com­plainant,” he said.— @thamamoe.

Mr Charles Kuwaza

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