Masvingo magistrate Dambudzo Malunga recently slapped a local man with 12 months imprisonment on charges of indecent assault after he poked the private parts of a student doing work related learning at his work place.
Edmore Gwara (37) of Rujeko, will however serve eight months after four months of the sentence were suspended on condition he will not commit a similar offence over the next five years.
It was the States' case as presented by Liberty Hove that on July 14, Thandiwe Chihambakwe, a student at Gweru Polytechnic, went outside of the Downtown Lodge where she is currently attached to answer a phone call.
Gwara followed and poked her straight on her private parts.
This did not sit well with the student who then reported the matter to her supervisor who in turn advised her to report the case to the police, leading to Gwara's arrest.
Gwara pleaded guilty but tried to exonerate himself by claiming that he acted under the influence of alcohol he ostensibly took at the lodge’s bar.