TWO women from Mwami Business Centre in Hurungwe were arraigned before a Karoi magistrate for allegedly se_xually abusing a Form 3 pupil.
Memory Maiden and Shelly Jaji (both aged 35) were charged with having se_xual interc0urse with a young person when they appeared before magistrate Ms Amanda Muridzo last week.
They were each granted $100 bail and ordered to report at the nearest police station once every fortnight on Fridays between 6am and 6pm.
The pair was also ordered not to interfere with witnesses and to continue residing at their given addresses until the matter is finalised.
Appearing for the State, prosecutor Mr Webster Dimingu said Maiden, who runs a restaurant at the business centre, allegedly entered into a se_xual relationship with the minor, aged 15, in April last year, when he was still in Form 2.
Mr Dimingu told the court that Maiden saw the teenager with his colleagues near her restaurant, called him and allegedly asked him to steal a broiler and promised him something special in return.
Later that day, the prosecutor said, the boy allegedly stole a broiler from his grandmother and took it to Maiden who had se_xual interc0urse with him.
The State further alleged that Maiden told the boy to continue bringing commodities like maize and chickens each time he wanted se_xual favours.
Mr Dimingu told the court that the boy continued stealing from his grandmother to get se_x from Maiden until May 24 this year, when his grandmother confronted her over the matter.
Jaji is accused of similar charges after she allegedly requested a bucket of maize for se_x from the teenager.
Jaji, who is unemployed and resides at the business centre, allegedly approached the boy and told him that she wanted a similar relationship to the one he had with Maiden.
On that day, the State alleges, the boy went home and stole a bucket of maize from his grandmother, gave it to Jaji and had se_x with her in her bedroom.