A 62-YEAR-OLD man from Nkenyane area in Bubi District, Matabeleland North province, who has been terrorising women by grabbing or touching their breasts as they walked home from fetching water, has been arrested.
George Moyo, an alleged serial groper is accused of ambushing women from his area as they walked home from fetching water before reaching out and grabbing their breasts, with the most recent offence taking place on 12 and 13 March 2021 and the victims being two women aged 17 and 26.
Allegations against Moyo are that on 12 March 2021 and at around 10am, he landed himself in trouble when he allegedly indecently assaulted his 26-year-old neighbour. This was after he ambushed her on her way home from fetching water. It is reported that when he saw her, Moyo drew closer and fondled her breasts as she walked by.
As if that was not enough, the following day, Moyo using the same modus operandi, is accused of making similar assaults on a 17-year-old girl. He is alleged to have put his hand on her shoulder before he shoved it inside her dress and tried to fondle her breasts.
Sensing danger, the girl reportedly pushed him away before she ran away and alerted her parents, who later reported the matter to the police leading to Moyo’s arrest.
Following his arrest, it emerged that Moyo had also violated another woman, who is also his neighbour.
For groping his neighbours, Moyo was dragged before Bulawayo magistrate Rachel Mukanga charged with two counts of indecent assault.
He was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody on $1 500 bail.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man from Matsheumhlope suburb and employed at a mine in Hope Fountain on the outskirts of Bulawayo was arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
Tyson Maseko is said to have bedded the juvenile at his house on 18 March 2021. It is reported that on the day in question he invited the minor girl to his house where he allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.
The matter reportedly came to light after her parents noticed that she could not walk properly. Upon being questioned she revealed that she had been deflowered by Maseko.
Maseko has since appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Rachel Mukanga charged with the girl’s defilement. He was not asked to plead to the charge of having sexual intercourse with a minor and was remanded out of custody to 31 March on $2 000 bail.