MUTARE - A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) based in Odzi has been slapped with a five-year-jail term for fondling breasts and privates parts of a married woman who had sought for his assistance in connection with her abusive hubby.
Tonderai Chipani (38) of ZRP Odzi was convicted of indecent assault by magistrate Lazarus Murendo. One year of his five-year jail sentence was suspended on condition of good behavior.
Appearing for the State, Brighton Shamuyarira told the court that on April 22 at around 14:00 hrs, the woman approached Chipani seeking his assistance in having her husband arrested for abusing her.
"She again returned at around 20:00 hrs seeking his assistance. Chipani then accompanied her back to her house.
"On their way, Chipani asked her how she was going to pay him for arresting her husband. After some distance, he asked for sexual favours. He went on to grab the woman, forcibly put his hands in her pants and fondled her breasts. He stopped when the woman screamed for help. She reported the matter she led to the arrest of Chipani.local