Col­lege lec­turer jailed for sodomy

A MUTARE Polytech­nic lec­turer was jailed 24 months for in­de­cent as­sault af­ter ca­ress­ing a male stu­dent’s pri­vate parts at the cam­pus in April.

The Manica Post - - Local News - Tendai Guku­tikwa Court Cor­re­spon­dent

TESTON Manana (53) had pleaded not guilty when he ap­peared be­fore Mutare pro­vin­cial mag­is­trate, Mr Tendai Mahwe, but was con­victed af­ter a full trial. Mr Brian Goto rep­re­sented the State, while Manana a fa­ther of three was be­ing rep­re­sented by Mutare lawyer, Mr Hugo Tanaya of Mu­gadza, Chin­zamba and Part­ners Le­gal Prac­ti­tion­ers.

Mr Mabwe sen­tenced Manana to 24 months im­pris­on­ment. He will, how­ever, serve an ef­fec­tive 18 months in prison af­ter six months were wholly sus­pended on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour.

The court heard that on April 26, the 27-yearold com­plainant who is also a stu­dent at the col­lege ar­rived at Mutare Polytech­nic in­tend­ing to re­pair fur­ni­ture at the col­lege dur­ing the hol­i­day.

He was re­ferred to Manana by the school se­cu­rity guards who were sta­tioned at the gate. Manana was sup­posed to ar­range ac­com­mo­da­tion and food for the com­plainant.

“They later drove around town to­gether and on the same day at around 10pm, Manana who re­sides at the staff quar­ters at the col­lege took the com­plainant to his house and of­fered him ac­com­mo­da­tion. This was af­ter the com­plainant had told him that he had brought no blan­kets,” said Mr Goto.

They al­legedly shared the same bed and blan­kets.

With­out any ex­pla­na­tion, Manana pro­ceeded to ca­ress the com­plainant’s cheeks, chest and pri­vate parts with­out his con­sent.

The com­plainant re­alised that Manana was un­re­lent­ing and ex­cused him­self say­ing he wanted to use the toi­let. He sneaked out of the house and went to alert se­cu­rity guards who were at the main gate. A police re­port was made lead­ing to Manana’s ar­rest.

Teston Manana

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