An unrepentant 26-year old Mutimurefu prison inmate appeared before Masvingo Magistrate Rutendo Jakati on September 9, 2023 for a crime committed in prison whilst serving another jail term.
The inmate Bhukosi Sibanda was charged with indecent assault and was remanded to September 19 for continuation of trial.
It is a state’s case as presented by Prosecutor Ruvimbo Makoni that on March 7, 2022, Sibanda committed an indecent sexual act on another inmate he was sharing the cell with while they slept.
Sibanda and the complainant were sleeping in the same cell when the accused woke up and sneaked into the complainant’s blankets and committed the crime.
The complainant then woke up from the strange feeling of what had happened and Sibanda went on to cover himself with blankets pretending to be asleep.
Kanyemba then woke other inmates up and together they inspected Sibanda’s privates, after which they found evidence that he had committed the crime.