Rutenga herdboy ‘sodomises’ employer’s grandson

By Rachel Murondi

Chiredzi – A Rutenga herdboy Innocent Chinwashumba (18) has appeared before Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu on allegations that he sodomised his employer’s 10-year-old grandson.

The case was heard on Monday.

Chinwashumba from Village 1 Mapuranga under Chief Chitanga allegedly raped the boy on several occasions between April 21 and September 10 in 2020.

Chinwashumba is refuting the allegations and says in his defence that the family did not pay him his salaries for six months and the case was to try and stop his claims.

He also said that he had long left his employer and was staying with a neighbour who the employer also quarrelled with.

The complainant however, said he was sodomised while heading cattle. He said the accused would remove the complainant’s trousers, bring him to the ground and threaten to strangle him if he did not co-operate.

The complainant’s grandmother said she even caught the accused red-handed sodomising the minor.

 Chinwashumba was remanded in custody. Noel Muranda appeared for the State.

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