MWENEZI - A 21-year-old cattle herder who engaged in consensual sex with a minor will live to regret the act after he was recently convicted of the offence by the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court.
Brighton Madhobhi of Shoko village under Chief Chitanga, pleaded guilty to unlawful sex and was convicted by magistrate Honest Musiiwa.
He was sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment but six of those months were conditionally suspended. The remaining 12 months were set aside on condition that Madhobhi performed 420 hours of community service at Guramatunhu Primary School.
Represented by prosecutor Willard Chasi, the State convinced the court that sometime last year, Madhobhi proposed love to a 15-year-old girl who resides at Tayi village under Chief Chitanga. On November 23, 2017 the two went to the bush where they engaged in consensual sexual intercourse once.
Suspicious of his child's conduct with Madhobhi, the complainant's father investigated and the offense was revealed. A police report was made leading to his arrest.local