Zimbabwe: Prisoner Sentenced to 18 More Years In Prison For Sodomising Fellow Inmate

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A convict currently serving a 12 years jail term for sodomy will have to stay for 18 years more behind bars for sodomising a fellow inmate.

Panganai Tavengwa,29, appeared before magistrate Livistone Chaparadze facing charges of aggravated indecent assault and was convicted after a full trial.

According to court papers, Tavengwa who is serving his jail term at Rusape prison, on April 25 at around 2300 hours, sodimised another inmate who was sleeping next to him.

The court heard that while asleep, the complainant felt a pain in his bottom and woke up. He discovered that Tavengwa was sodomising him and confronted the assailant who begged him  not to report the matter.

The court was further told that the complainant started crying and told prison officers who were on duty about the abuse.

Tavengwa refused to confess and said he was innocent of the accusations and therefore he was sentenced to 18 more years in Prison.

“You showed this honorable court that you don’t want to repent so I am left with no choice but to add 18 years on top of the 12 years you are serving for the same offence.” Judge Chapadze said to the convict.


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