A man from West Nicholson will rue the day he fell in love with a minor as he will spend the next 9 months of his life behind bars for bedding the minor, the Chronicle reports.
24-year-old Melusi Tshuma of Atherstone in West Nicholson stood before Gwanda magistrate, Miss Lerato charged with statutory ra_pe and he was convicted of his own guilty plea to having se_xual intercourse with a minor.
The state-led by Miss Ethel Mahachi said:
Sometime in April Tshuma proposed love to the complainant who turned down his love proposal. Tshuma persisted up until the complainant accepted his love proposal in the month of May. Tshuma and the complainant started having se_x in the month of June up to August 20 at his home or at the complainant’s home when her parents were not around.
Their relationship came to light when a neighbour became suspicious after realising that Tshuma would spend the night at the complainant’s home while her parents were not around and she informed the complainant’s mother of her suspicions.
The complainant’s mother questioned her daughter on her association with Tshuma until she revealed that they were lovers and had been sleeping together. The matter was reported to the police resulting in Tshuma’s arrest