A Zvishavane lodger is in court after he allegedly inserted his finger into the underwear of a girl who was washing some clothes before caressing her private parts.
The complainant is the daughter of the landlord.
Khumbulani Chiketa (22) appeared before Zvishavane Magistrate Charity Tonongera facing indecent assault charges. He was granted bail and will appear again on March 30, 2021.
The State alleged that on December 27, 2020 at 1pm the complainant was alone at home washing clothes in the bathroom. Chiketa entered the bathroom and grabbed the complainant by the waist.
The complainant asked him to stop what he was doing but Chiketa placed his hand into the complainant’s panty and caressed her private parts. He only stopped after the girl managed to push him away.
The complainant told her mother of the incident after she came back home from church. The matter was reported to Police leading to the arrest of the accused.
Lloyd Mavhiza represented the State.