A married midwife was allegedly assaulted for alleged abuse of office after preying on patients to satisfy his se_xual appetite.
According to the H-Metro Artwell Ushongani who is stationed at Mupandira Clinic under Bindura District was assaulted by Elisha Ndonga after discovering love messages sent by the nurse to his wife, Blessmore Naledi Tasiiwa.
The matter came to light after an uproar by villagers over Ushonga’s misconduct spilled into the traditional court.
Appearing before headman, Benard Chikowore, Ushongani pleaded guilty to the accusations and was slapped with a fine of two goats.
“We cannot have a nurse who craves to have se_x with patients, and this is why I assaulted him.
“He kept on sending love messages to my wife after she denied his proposal and we learnt from other women that they were approached as well by Ushongani on several occasions.
“My wife told me that Ushongani has been asking for a hug whenever she visits the observation room for check-ups.
“I agreed with my wife to trap him after he sent her a message inviting her to visit the Clinic to se_xually satisfy her,” said Ndonga before the traditional court.
However, villagers further took the issue to the Ministry of Health and Health Care who are still investigating the matter.
Speaking to the publication, Ward Councillor Benn Tafirenyika said that villagers were no longer comfortable with the midwife.
“Villagers are no longer comfortable with Ushongani because of his bad behaviour, and a representative from the Ministry of Health and Child Care addressed villagers urging them to be patient with Ushongani since they are failing to find someone to replace him.
“Villagers want him replaced and I hope the issue will be dealt with soon,” said Tafirenyika.
Efforts by the publication to get a comment from Ushongani were futile after the accused refused to entertain any questions from the publication.