A married Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officer has been dragged to court for allegedly having s_xual intercourse with his 15-year-old lover on numerous occasions from a car.
Tavatangira Chiromunye (30) appeared before Mberengwa Magistrate Caroline Tafira on charges of having intercourse with a minor.
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The alleged crime was committed in Zvishavane but it is being heard in Mberengwa because magistrates in Zvishavane recused themselves on the grounds that they work with the accused, Masvingo Mirror reports.
Prosecutor Ali Mutausi told the court that Chiromunye would pick up the minor using his Toyota Fun Cargo and park adjacent to Lambizi Lodge, Zvahavande and have consensual s_x with the girl from the car.
This happened at least three times and the matter came to light when the complainant’s father realised that his daughter was not at home.
Her aunt interviewed her and that is when she disclosed that she was in a relationship with Chiromunye since 2020.
The accused is being represented by Grace Nyabawa and was remanded to June 2021 on free bail.
It is the State case that sometime in 2020, Chiromunye proposed love to the complainant and she accepted.
Towards the end of April 2021, the accused person approached the complainant at her place of residence when she was alone, knocked on her window and advised her to meet at the main gate.
He picked her at the main gate and drove off Prince Street to a place adjacent to Lambizi Lodge, where he parked.
The accused continued having extramarital s_xual intercourse using the same vehicle at the same place.