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By Nyengeterai Dingana, 28 November 2018, pg 2

A 20 year old Dzivarasekwa man appeared before Harare magistrate facing charges of indecent acts towards a minor. Anderson Nyakwa was denied bail by the State and the matter was remanded to December 10. It is alleged that sometime in October this year, the complainant, who is 12 years old, was chased away from home by her uncle for mischief. She then went to the accused’s place of residence seeking refuge. Upon arrival, she asked for water to drink and they started a conversation. She later told the accused, who was in the company of his friends (Kudzi), that she wanted to go back home but Nyakwa refused and went on to lock the door and hide the keys. When Kudzi was asleep the accused forcibly removed the complainant’s pants and fondled her breasts and tried to have sex with her but she pushed him away. On 23 November, the accused invited the complainant to his house and asked her to have sex with him but again she refused. After a while the complainant’s uncle arrived and saw the complainant sitting on the accused’s bed and he took her back home and the matter was reported to the police.