Knife man ‘vi­o­lates’ Grade 7 pupil

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Court Reporter

A MAN from Mag­wegwe sub­urb in Bu­l­awayo been ar­raigned for al­legedly forc­ing a 12-year-old girl to suck his man­hood at knife­point.

Brian Sibanda (33) yes­ter­day ap­peared be­fore West­ern Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Ms Tancy Dube charged with ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault.

He al­legedly abused the girl, whose name has been with­held for eth­i­cal rea­sons but is a Grade seven pupil at Nya­mande Pri­mary School in Old Loben­gula sub­urb.

Sibanda de­nied the charges and was re­manded in cus­tody to Septem­ber 26.

Prose­cut­ing, Ms Mar­garet Takawira told the court that Sibanda met the ju­ve­nile and asked her to help him carry gro­ceries to his house.

When they ar­rived, Sibanda al­legedly got into the house and in­vited her to come in.

“He closed the door and pro­duced a knife, threat­en­ing the com­plainant to keep quiet. He un­zipped his trousers and or­dered the com­plainant to play with his man­hood.

“He then told her to un­dress and lie on the bed, fac­ing up­wards,” said Ms Takawira.

“He lay on top of her but failed to pen­e­trate. The ac­cused per­son then asked the com­plainant to suck his man­hood. He later told her to fon­dle him un­til he ejac­u­lated on her hand.”

She said when she was re­leased, the com­plainant nar­rated her or­deal to her friend.

The friend told her grand­mother who ac­com­pa­nied them to the po­lice, lead­ing to Sibanda’s ar­rest. — @andile_t­shuma

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