A Chitungwiza teacher, who was conducting extra lessons, allegedly drugged his 16-year-old pupil with unknown tablets together with mbanje and Broncleer syrup before sodomising him on several occasions. The 22 year old man is also alleged to have ordered the boy not to reveal the offences. Appearing before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa, the man denied charges of aggravated indecent assault.
He was remanded out of custody to today for trial continuation. In his defence, he told the court that he never at any given time sodomised the Form 3 pupil. “I never taught him to abuse drugs, instead he told me that he has done it before. And I did not sexually abuse him since the room we used to sleep was occupied by two other pupils that I teach,” he said.
The boy dismissed the teacher’s claims while giving evidence. “I know the accused as my former extra lessons teacher and I knew him since January this year. He used to give me some blue tablets that would make me lose control and asked me to smoke mbanje and gulp some Broncleer syrup before he sodomised me.
“When I asked him the purpose of the drugs, he would tell me that the ‘drugs’ makes me grasp quickly. He would also ask me to lie on my stomach and abused me,” he said. Prosecutor Mr Lovet Muringwa told the court that from July to November this year, the boy used to go to the man’s house for extra lessons.
While there, the teacher allegedly would force the boy to take some tablets, Broncleer and smoke mbanje before abusing him. This would happen on several times and after the abuse, the teacher allegedly gave the boy some money to silence him.
On November 26, the man allegedly insulted the boy leading to a heated argument that saw the minor reporting the abuse to his mother. The matter was reported to the police, leading to his arrest.