By Charles Laiton
In a bizzare case a 44-year old traditional healer allegedly forced a 26-year old Mbare man to sodomise him, claiming the victim’s relatives had approved their “marriage”.
It is alleged that Chiringa Chikambure told the complainant that he was a traditional healer with six wives who were all staying somewhere under water and promised to give one to the complainant as a reward for being his “husband”.
Chikambure is alleged to have promised the complainant, who is married, a commuter omnibus and a suit for his graduation ceremony in return for his services.
Allegations against Stephen Chiringa Chikambure of Manyame Park in Chitungwiza are that on the day in question, he was invited by the complainant’s family in Domboshava to carry out some rituals. After the event, both Chikambure and the complainant returned to Harare but the complainant’s wife remained at the village.
Upon arrival at the complainant’s home in Mbare, the pair allegedly shared the same room overnight. It is alleged at around 11pm, the complainant was awakened by Chikambure who was at the time sucking the complainant’s manhood, smooching his nipples and kissing him.
Further allegations are that during the same night, Chikambure forced the complainant to sodomise him after removing his trousers. He later allegedly asked the complainant to ejaculate in his mouth.
The healer was not asked to plead when he appeared before regional magistrate Simon Rodgers Kachambwa, charged with aggravated indecent assault and was remanded in custody to September 6 for trial. Prosecutor Purity Chikangaise opposed bail. The complainant in the matter is a student at a local college. NewsDay