MDC-T ‘sodomite’ granted bail

A 74-year-old MDC-T activist who was arrested in January on allegations of sodomising an 11-year-old girl has been granted $50 bail by the Chitungwiza Magistrates’ Court.

BY ALOIS VINGA

Chitungwiza magistrate Estere Chivasa granted bail to Reuben Chimedza on Monday this week. Chimedza had been in police custody since the matter was reported.

It is the State’s case that on January 10, 2016, the juvenile, aged 11, who resides in Chitungwiza was playing outside when the accused came and dragged her into his house.

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Chimedza allegedly proceeded to the dining room where he removed his shorts and pants before sodomising the minor.

When complainant returned home, she narrated her ordeal to her grandmother. A report was made to the police and a medical report was compiled.

Another Grade 5 Chitungwiza juvenile told the court that Chimedza invited the complainant to his house when the two were playing.

When the complainant returned, she informed him that she could not play anymore because she was feeling tired and wanted to go home. The witness said this would happen every time that Chimedza would invite the complainant to his house.

“Sometime on a date I can’t remember, the complainant told me that she no longer wanted to go to Chimedza’s house because each time she would be instructed to lie on the sofa and remove panties before being sodomised,” the witness said.

However, Chimedza is denying all the charges being levelled against him.

7 Responses to MDC-T ‘sodomite’ granted bail

  1. YemenPapaT February 27, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Sodomising a girl??? But the suspect is male. I thought sodomising refers to male-on-male sexual abuse? From Sodom in the bible!

  2. warvet February 27, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    So where is MDC coming in here. Do magistrates now ask you which party you belong to before prosecution

  3. nadi February 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    mmmmmm $50 bail sua we owe to be serious when dealing with sexual abuse matters.

  4. Clever February 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    Yemen
    I believe the word sodomize is used to specify the part of the minor’s anatomy that he violated

  5. Gandanga February 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Mr Editor your team needs retraining why is that they are in the habit of demonizing MDC-T. If the old committed a crime where does MDC-T come in this case? Have you joined the public media which is unshakable ZanuPF mouthpiece? We supported through and through when ZanuPF was threatening you. Leave out this type of reporting which partisan. I am not saying you should attack ZanuPF and support MDC-T leave out names of political parties in cases that have nothing to do with politics. The courts do not identify criminal by political affiliation.

  6. Gandanga February 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Mr Editor your team needs retraining why is that they are in the habit of demonizing MDC-T. If the old man committed a crime where does MDC-T come in this case? Have you joined the public media which is unshakable ZanuPF mouthpiece? We supported you through and through when ZanuPF was threatening you. Leave out this type of reporting which partisan. I am not saying you should attack ZanuPF and support MDC-T leave out names of political parties in cases that have nothing to do with politics. The courts do not identify criminals by their political affiliation.

  7. mazino akaora February 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    You right. It’s rape all the same.
    Why grant him bail at this stage? I believe it’s one of those offences for which he would aply to the high Court for bail unless some inept PP consented.
    Which I suspect to be the case. It’s a pity.

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