Rayson Tsvangirai Rushwaya a teacher at Vhembe Secondary School in Beitbridge has been released from custody after being arrested for allegedly having se_x with school girls because the recent Constitutional Court ruling that outlaws child marriage has not been gazzetted.
Citing the ruling, some women whose children fall in the age group under spotlight that Rushwaya allegedly slept with, impregnating some of them, last week made a report to Beitbridge Police seeking to have him charged under the new law.
“We have no choice but to refer the matter back to the Police because the new law has not been gazetted and we have no statutory instrument provisions for that,” said a prosecutor.
He had been in custody for two days.
It is alleged that Rushwaya, using as a conduit his niece from the same school and identified only as Rumbi, lured schoolgirls to a hotel room where he allegedly gave them either some intoxicating stuff or drugs before se_xually ravaging them.
Some reports said Rushwaya was restless and exhibited ruthless and unusual se_x power throughout the night when he was with his victims.
Matabeleland South Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nkosilathi Sibanda said he has not received the report.local news.