72-year-old in court for butt slap

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Local News/analysis - Tanaka Mrewa Court Re­porter

A RANDY 72-year-old Bu­l­awayo man shocked a court yes­ter­day when he was ar­raigned for slap­ping a woman’s but­tocks in a su­per­mar­ket.

Michael Meki, a court heard, met the woman (55), em­ployed by Webb, Low and Barry Le­gal Prac­ti­tion­ers, at North End TM Su­per­mar­ket where she usu­ally does her shop­ping and they greeted each other.

Meki al­legedly in­de­cently as­saulted the vic­tim in De­cem­ber last year and has been stalk­ing and ha­rass­ing her ever since.

The court heard Meki asked the woman where she lived but she did not re­spond. She ig­nored him and went on with her shop­ping.

Meki al­legedly slapped her but­tocks and passed an of­fen­sive com­ment.

He pleaded not guilty to in­de­cent as­sault and dis­or­derly con­duct.

Bu­l­awayo Mag­is­trate Miss Eve­lyn Mashavakure re­manded Meki out of cus­tody to Oc­to­ber 7 for trial.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Nkat­hazo Dlodlo told the court the woman did not re­tal­i­ate when Meki smacked her be­hind but she an­grily walked away.

“In June this year, the com­plainant parked her car out­side the same su­per­mar­ket. She heard some­one bang­ing on her car and re­alised that it was the ac­cused per­son.

“She asked him why he was do­ing it and he said she was block­ing his way. Ac­cused per­son started chant­ing ob­scen­i­ties at the com­plainant and called her a b*tch. In July they met again at the su­per­mar­ket while the com­plainant was push­ing her trol­ley. Ac­cused blocked her way and claimed that com­plainant was a b*tch.”— @tan­nytkay.

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