White farmer in court for sodomy

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Leonard Ncube

A KWEKWE farmer has been ar­rested for al­legedly sodomis­ing two teenage boys at a fish­ing camp in Binga.

Jo­ha­nis Loader Vi­cus Pre­to­rius (64) from Marsh­well Farm in Kwekwe was at Sengwa Camp in Si­abua, Binga when he al­legedly com­mit­ted the crime on Novem­ber 2.

The fish­ing camp lies on the shores of the Zam­bezi River and Pre­to­rius was one of the fish­er­men camp­ing there when he al­legedly sodomised the two boys aged 13 and 14 years.

Pre­to­ri­ous ap­peared be­fore Binga mag­is­trate Ms Ai­lene Mu­na­mati last week fac­ing four counts of ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault.

The mag­is­trate ini­tially re­manded him in cus­tody and only re­leased him on Fri­day on $100 bail after his lawyer Mr Josiniah Maupa of Mkushi, Foroma and Maupa in Kwekwe se­cured con­sent from the High Court. Pre­to­rius re­turns to court on Thurs­day. As part of his bail con­di­tions, he was or­dered to re­port twice a week on Mon­days and Fri­days at Si­abua Po­lice Sta­tion, re­side at Si­abua Camp and not in­ter­fere with wit­nesses un­til the mat­ter is fi­nalised.

Prose­cut­ing, Mr Bruce Maphosa told the court that Pre­to­rius forced the two mi­nors to suck his man­hood be­fore hav­ing anal sex with each of them.

It was not re­vealed in court how the crime came to light.—@ncubeleon.

Work­men from a pri­vate com­pany con­tracted by Zesa re­pair a fallen elec­tric­ity pole in Mli­bizi, Binga, on Fri­day. Nu­mer­ous poles are re­portely fall­ing ren­der­ing the district “pow­er­less”

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