A 66-year-old Reformed Church University (RCU) employee, Junias Chikumbu, recently appeared before Masvingo magistrate Rufaro Mangwiro after he allegedly molested and fondled his female workmate's buttocks at work.
Chikumbu, a general hand at RCU, was facing charges of indecent assault but he pleaded not guilty, and was asked to bring a witness on May 08, 2019 for continuation of trial.
It is the State's case that on January 28, 2019, at around 1335hrs, Chikumbu approached a fellow general hand, Sara Hungwe who was sweeping in a lecture room in the presence of Grace Chikaura.
Chikumbu went on to fondle Hungwe's buttocks once before leaving the room without saying a word.
Hungwe followed Chikumbu to the tools room where the accused works as she sought an explanation but Chikumbu chose to remain quite leaving Hungwe with no option but to report to her seniors.
RCU conducted a hearing into the matter but Hungwe went on to file a police report at ZRP Masvingo Rural after seeking advice from her husband, leading to the arrest of Chikumbu.
The State was represented by Andrew Ndaramira.