Courts and Law

Man sneaks in and fondles friend’s wife

By Melissa Chikumba

A MAN sneaked into his friend’s bed at Sable Flats in Kwekwe in the wee hours of the morning and started fondling the breasts and buttocks of his unsuspecting friend’s wife who was sleeping with her husband.

Keith Chitaunhike, whose age was not given on court papers, appeared in court and was convicted on charges of indecent assualt.

The wife, Ashley Magadzo, who thought it was her husband got the shock of her life when she woke up to find her husband deep in slumber while Keith had his hands on her privates.

The State’s case is that on the 27th of September 2020 and around 0400 hours the complainant felt that there was someone who was at her back while she was asleep with her husband. Initially, she thought that it was her husband because the person was caressing, fondling her breasts and buttocks.

Horror struck for Magadzo when she found her husband in deep slumber.

“When the complainant woke up from her sleep she found out that her husband was asleep and the and the accused person is the one who was caressing and fondling her breasts and buttocks,” the court heard.

The complainant then woke up her husband who chased after the accused person and later reported the matter to the police. 

Chitaunhike was sentenced to four months imprisonment but two months were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence in the next 5 years. For the remaining two months, the convict was given an option of paying a fine of ZW$2 400.

Kwekwe Magistrate Samukelisiwe Gumbo presided over the matter.

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