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Saturday 13 May 2017 (Tawanda Mangoma)

Chiredzi Regional court magistrate Mrs Judith Zuyu this week slapped a Chiredzi man with 17 years in jail after he was found guilty of sodomising a six year old boy. The 68 year old man who worked as a general worker pleaded guilty to the charge. “I am sorry my Lord I don’t know what pushed me to do such a thing,” he said in court. On May this year at around 7.30 pm, the man offered the complainant’s mother dried vegetables. The mother assigned his son to collect the relish. The accused then utilized the opportunity upon arriving at place to sodomise the boy and threatened him with unknown harm if he narrated the event to anyone. All hell broke loose when the mother questioned his son over the delay, resulting in him narrating his ordeal .in passing the sentence, Mrs Zuyu said cases of aggravated indecent assault were on the rise, hence the state took them seriously.