Po­lice probe sodomy al­le­ga­tions at Jairos Jiri

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Aux­ilia Ka­ton­go­mara Chron­i­cle Re­porter

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of sodomy at Jairos Jiri As­so­ci­a­tion’s cen­tre in Masvingo af­ter a se­cu­rity guard al­legedly en­dured three years of abuse at the hands of the branch’s man­ager.

The man­ager, who was not named, later fired the guard af­ter he re­sisted his con­tin­ued ad­vances. Na­tional po­lice spokesper­son Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Ny­athi said the mat­ter was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“The Zimbabwe Repub­lic Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault which oc­curred at Masvingo Jairos Jiri from March 2013 to 2016. Cir­cum­stances are that the vic­tim was em­ployed at the As­so­ci­a­tion as a se­cu­rity guard,” said Chief Supt Ny­athi.

“Dur­ing the afore­said pe­riod, the ac­cused would in­vite the vic­tim to his of­fice where he would force him to have anal sex.”

Chief Supt Ny­athi said the man­ager would al­legedly threaten his vic­tim with ter­mi­na­tion of con­tract if he re­fused.

“How­ever, in May 2016 the vic­tim chal­lenged the ad­vances of the ac­cused and was sub­se­quently dis­missed from work. He then made a po­lice re­port on the abuse,” said Chief Supt Ny­athi.

He said po­lice are urg­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­port cases of abuse to the po­lice early while those be­stowed with au­thor­ity at work­places should lead by ex­am­ple.

“The law will cer­tainly take its course on per­pe­tra­tors of sex­ual vi­o­lence,” said Chief Supt Ny­athi. — @Aux­il­iaK

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