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Sadza man kidnaps, sodomises boy (4) for a week

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Sadza man kidnaps, sodomises boy (4) for a week

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THERESA ZIBOWA
MIRROR REPORTER

CHIKOMBA — Regional Magistrate Tranos Utahwashe has sentenced a Sadza man to an effective 24 years in jail for kidnapping and sodomising a four- year-old boy for five days.
James Mutandwa Mhari (20) of Matafi Village, Headman Tambaoga under Chief Neshangwe in Sadza kidnapped the minor on May 16, and was apprehended on May 20. He held the boy in Tendeuke Forest in Matafi Village.
Mhari kidnapped the boy as he was coming from school. He allegedly told the boy that his mother had sent him to collect him from school.
He told the court that he kidnapped the boy because he was lonely and needed company in the forest.
Circumstances are that Mhari met the boy who was headed home and lured him into a bush. He told the boy that his mother had sent him to escort him home from school.
He went into the Tendeuke Forest with the boy where he held him hostage and sodomised him.
Memory Manyanyi, a villager who had seen a missing person’s alert spotted Mhari and the boy in the forest two days later and informed other villagers.
A search party was sent to Mhari’s homestead where they met his grandmother who told them that Mhari has been staying in Tendeuke Forest.
Two days later, Mhari passed through Godfrey Chanetsa’s homestead and the latter recognized him. Chanetsa offered him a piece job and began preparing him a meal.
Chanetsa went on to inform other villagers that Mhari was at his homestead and he was apprehended.
Sadza Police was notified and Mhari was arrested. He led Police officers to a rocky area in the forest where he was holding the boy hostage.
The boy was examined at Sadza Hospital.

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