CHIKOMBA – A 14-year-old girl yesterday gave details of two steamy incidents in court in which Chief Musarurwa born Enos Musakwa (52) allegedly cornered and fondled her in an attempt to rape her.
Chief Musarurwa who is being represented by Norman Mugiya of Mugiya and Muvhimi Associates appeared before Chivhu Provincial Magistrate Batanai Madzingira facing two counts of attempted rape.
The Mirror attended the court case and the State is represented by Corence Chimbadzwa.
The case was reported six months ago and but it took many complaints from the parents before Chivhu Police brought it to court.
The juvenile says sometime in September 2020, she went to fetch water from a borehole near Musarurwa’s homestead. The accused then lured the girl to his place.
He took the complainant into a corridor in his house where he fondled her breasts, caressed her vagina and kissed her. He then allowed her to go.
In the other count on August 9, 2021, the accused visited the complainant’s place of residence and found her in the company of her parents. Musarurwa allegedly managed to woo the girl out of her home into his official car where he fondled her breasts, caressed her vagina and kissed her for about ten minutes in his official car.
The girl went home crying and told her mother about the incident. The case was reported at Chivhu ZRP on August 25, 2021.
Musarurwa is denying the allegations. He says that he spent the month of September 2020 in Harare. He said that he is a victim of a border dispute between himself and Chief Chivese.
He said that on August 9, 2021 he visited the complainant’s place to see Jacob Tsodzo (father of the complainant) who was not feeling well and he was given a task to talk to the girl who had allegedly became a problem in the community.
The case was postponed to January 14, 2022 for continuation of trial.