MPANDAWANA - Barbra Njondaya (42), a former female teacher at Muchekayaora Primary School under Chief Munyikwa, appeared in the Gutu Magistrates' Court facing charges of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
Njondaya appeared before magistrate Victor Mahadi this week being charged for contravening Section 67 (1) (b) (1) of the Criminal (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
She pleaded not guilty of the charges, saying the allegations were a smear campaign which has seen her losing her job.
Njondaya was remanded to July 10 for judgement.
States facts as presented by Samuel Magobeya are that on June 18, 2017 Njondaya called the boy, who is the son to a fellow teacher, into her house. She allegedly grabbed the boy's hand, dragged him into the house and locked the door while holding a knife.
She further dragged the boy into her bedroom and forcibly put him on the bed and started to caress his upper body and kissed him several times on the mouth.
Njondaya threatened to kill the child with a knife if he told anyone about the incident before opening the door to let him go.
The boy then reported the matter to her mother who accompanied him to the police to make a report leading to Njondaya's arrest.crime