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Police ‘invade’ gay girls’ privacy  




MASVINGO – Police from CID Law and Order have been accused of invading the privacy of two women from Masvingo arrested for publishing a video in which they licked each other’s privates.

Nyasha Chabika (24) and Flora Tofa’s (24) lawyer told Magistrate Elizabeth Hanzi that the investigating officers are getting into the two girls’ mobile phones and sending messages to different platforms including Facebook. He alleged that the cops were also using the phones to beg for money from the two girls’ friends.

Nyasha and Flora were ordered to leave their phones and passwords at the Police station for further investigations. Tatenda Nyoka asked the magistrate to remove the phones from the custody of the cops and hand them over to the clerk of court.

The two girls’ sex tape taken at a house in Target Kopje went viral on social media attracting Police attention.

Hanzi granted the order and told CID Law and Order to hand over the phones to the clerk of court. The female detective who is investigating the case was only identified as Detective Sergeant Shumba  

“Their mobile phones are being used without their knowledge and consent. They are on and active on Facebook as we speak. Their accounts are asking some friends for money and we don’t know if they have been hacked. Nyasha and Flora don’t have access to their accounts,” said Nyoka. 

Nyasha is a model and has appeared with socialites as businessman Tasanangurwa Marisa in music videos. 

Prosecutor Godknows Mugondo conceded that it is unconstitutional for the State to infringe on the women’s privacy.

He did not oppose the application for the transfer of the mobile phones to the Clerk of Court.

“This is unconstitutional and the State should not interfere with the privacy of the accused,” he said. 

Nyasha and Flora are charged with violating Section 13 (1) of the Censorship and Entertainment Act, Chapter 10:04 (publishing the video). It is yet to be established who if any between them published the video online.

The two are out on ZWL$100 000 bail each. The matter failed to take off because the State is still conducting investigations. Magistrate Hanzi postponed it to January 18, 2023. 

The video was allegedly recorded in June this year at a party held at the late Simbarashe Langton Madima’s residence. 

Madima was a Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) law student. He died in a road accident that also claimed Afro-pop artist Garry Mapanzure in October. 

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