A 26-year-old man from Zvishavane f0ndled a woman’s brea_sts accusing her of serving him a small portion of sadza.
The matter came into light when the man, Audias 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.
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.
On December 20 at around 10pm, the accused together with his friends went to Caravan Park where the complainant Mellisa Ngaruze works.
Upon arrival they ordered sadza and the complainant served them. Matumbura then started complaining that he was served a small portion of sadza.
He jumped over the counter and went behind the complainant and f0ndled her brea_sts.
The court heard that on December 28 the accused approached the complainant and insulted her over the same matter before f0ndling her brea_sts again.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Matumbura’s arrest.