Man jailed for ‘fingering’ student

13 Sep, 2019 - 00:09 0 Views
Man jailed for ‘fingering’ student

B-Metro

Sukoluhle Ndlovu

A MAN from Rujeko suburb in Masvingo who could not stomach rejection, forcefully inserted his finger into a student’s privates.

The man, Edmore Gwara (37), pleaded guilty to sexual assault when he appeared before Masvingo magistrate Ms Patience Madondo.
Ms Madondo slapped Gwara with an eight-month jail term for the assault.

Four months were set aside on condition of good behaviour.

Magistrate Madondo castigated Gwara for his behaviour, saying men like him deserved a custodial sentence.

“You are a grown man and l expect you to respect women. Men like you who always want to take advantage of women deserve a jail term,” she said.

In mitigation, Gwara blamed alcohol for his actions.

“Your Worship, I deeply regret my actions. I was under the influence of alcohol therefore l wasn’t thinking straight,” he said.
On August 14, the complainant who is a student at Gweru Polytechnic College and attached at a bar in Masvingo met the accused at the bar entrance.

Upon meeting the complainant, Gwara proposed love and his proposal was turned down.

Out of anger Gwara followed the complainant who was outside talking on the phone. He poked her hard on her private parts using his fore finger.

The complainant screamed for help and was rescued by other patrons who were in the bar. The complainant told her supervisor Ernest Mudota who advised her to report the matter to the police leading to Gwara’s arrest.

Tinashe Hove prosecuted.

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