A Guruve businessman and manager at Goromonzi Investments in Guruve, Christopher Tsaurai, was last week arrested for allegedly trying to sodomise his victim after getting him drunk.
Tsaurai (30), the owner of Denhere Night Club, who resides at Mine House in Guruve, was arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault last Monday.
Sources in Guruve who declined to be named said Tsaurai had become known at the growth point as “Amarula” for his alleged exploits with men whom he allegedly intoxicated with Castle Lager and eventually Amarula,a sweet alcoholic drink, before taking them to his house.
“Tsaurai is nicknamed ‘Amarula’ in this area and has other cases that have gone unreported because he uses his financial muscle. I am happy that this time his victim was courageous enough to report him to the police leading to his arrest,” said the source.
The source said it had been talk of the small town that a certain man who was a close associate of Tsaurai ended up not drinking Amarula, blaming the liqueur which he suspected was causing him problems when visiting the toilet.
The man is said to have realised later after his colleague reported his encounter with Tsaurai to the police that he too could have been a victim of Tsaurai’s attacks.
According to court papers, Tsaurai is alleged to have met the man at his nightclub on New Year’s Eve at a beer drink party.
At around midnight Tsaurai allegedly told the complainant that he would offer him accommodation for the night since it was late and dangerous for him to travel at that time of the night.
The alleged victim is said to have accepted the offer and they both went to Tsaurai’s house.
Tsaurai is alleged to have shown the complainant a room to sleep and the drunken man proceeded to undress and got into bed.
Later during the night Tsaurai is alleged to have joined the complainant on the same bed naked and started romancing his male counterpart.
The man allegedly got agitated and challenged Tsaurai. The businessman is said to have apologised and offered the man a cellular phone while pleading with him not to report the matter.
However, Tsaurai is said to have realised later that the phone he had offered the complainant was not his but his friend’s.
He is said to have withdrawn the phone offer and gave the alleged victim $10 instead, but the man is said to have been unhappy with the new offer and he proceeded to file a report at Guruve Police Station leading to Tsaurai’s arrest.
Tsaurai appeared before Guruve resident magistrate Augustine Borerwe who remanded him out of custody to January 13 on free bail. Christine Matama appeared for the state.