Pupil bashes sex worker over $2

The Manica Post - - The Weekender - Tendai Guku­tikwa

A NYAMAURU High School pupil who as­saulted a com­mer­cial sex worker over poor ser­vices has been ar­raigned be­fore the courts on as­sault charges.

The 17-year-old pupil who can­not be named since he is a mi­nor, pleaded guilty to the charges when he ap­peared be­fore Mutare pro­vin­cial mag­is­trate Mrs Sekai Chi­un­dura.

The mag­is­trate warned and cau­tioned him be­fore wholly sus­pend­ing a three month jail term for five years on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour.

Dur­ing mit­i­ga­tion, the pupil told the court that he acted out of anger when he as­saulted the sex worker.

He said he sweated to get the $2 he gave his brother to pay the sex worker, who in turn, of­fered poor ser­vices.

“Your Wor­ship, I gave my older brother the money to pay the sex worker and I was so an­gered when he told me that the ser­vices she had given him were very poor,” he said.

He was charged with as­sault as de­fined in Sec­tion 89 (1) (a) of the Crim­i­nal Law (Cod­i­fi­ca­tion and Re­form) Act Chap­ter 9:23.

The court heard that on Novem­ber 20 and at 8pm, Joyce Chikazaza, a 27-yearold sex worker was with the teenager’s brother who paid her $2 af­ter they slept to­gether.

The teenager came de­mand­ing his money back say­ing his brother had told him that the ser­vices she ren­dered him were not worth $2.

The com­plainant re­fused to give the teenager the money and this did not go down well him.

He then punched the sex worker and twisted her left hand. Miss Per­se­ver­ance Musukuto pros­e­cuted.

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