A 26-year-old Audias Matumbura from Zvishavane fondled a woman’s breasts accusing the cashier of serving him a small portion of sadza.

The matter came into light when Matumbura, appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Archie Wochiunga facing a charge of Indecent Assault as defined in Section 67 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

In mitigation, he told the court that he committed the offence under the influence of alcohol.

On December 20 at around 10 pm, the accused together with his friends went to Caravan Park where the complainant Mellisa Ngaruze works.

Upon arrival, they ordered sadza which was served by the complainant.

Matumbura then started complaining that he was served a small portion of sadza.

He jumped over the counter and went behind the complainant and fondled her breasts.

The court heard that on December 28 the accused approached the complainant and insulted her over the same matter before fondling her breasts again.

The matter was reported to the police leading to Matumbura’s arrest

Magistrate Wochiunga had no kind words for Matumbura saying men who abuse women must be handed deterrent sentences.

“A man who abuses women should be handed a sentence that will be a lesson to would-be offenders.

“It’s the duty of the judiciary to create a society that is safe for women and children. You are therefore ordered to perform 310 hours of community service at Shabani Primary School,” he said.



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