A Chipinge man was arrested for pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable to do in public, when he begged to “play” with the intimate area of a woman who had been turning down his sexual advances.
It is reported that Themba Mathebo from Madhinga Village under Chief Mapungwana in Chipinge had a brush with the law when he struck his alleged admirer Judith Madhinga (19) with a stone on the head after she turned his passionate plea to “just” put his fingers in her nether region.
Circumstances are that on 4 August at around 6pm Mathebo visited Judith at her workplace at Mundanda Business Centre where she is employed as a shopkeeper.
It is reported that when he entered the shop, he begged Judith to have a feel of her private parts.
Judith ignored him thinking it was in jest.
It was proved that Judith who initially thought Mathebo’s request was just a joke was later shocked when he advanced towards her and forcibly tried to grab her privates.
Mathebo’s unwanted sexual advances hit a brick wall when Judith violently pushed him away. In a fit of pique Mathebo picked up a stone and struck her on the head.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Mathebo’s arrest.
For the offence Mathebo was dragged before Chipinge magistrate Joshua Nembaware charged with assault.
Mathebo, who pleaded guilty to the charge, begged for forgiveness saying he was drunk when he committed the offence.
He was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment of which three months were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
The remaining three months were suspended on condition that he performs 105 hours of unpaid labour at Mundanda Primary School. Prosecutor Shamiso Ncube appeared for the State.