By ZBC Reporter
A 44-year old Shurugwi man has appeared in court facing charges of aggravated indecent assault after he allegedly abused his 14 year old nephew.
Lovemore Mazungunye was denied bail by Shurugwi Magistrate, Percy Mukumba who remanded him in custody to the 14th of this month for the continuation of trial.
Allegations are that on the 30th of last month at around 8 pm in Munyanyi village under Chief Ndanga, the complainant and the accused were sleeping on the same bed when Mazungunye allegedly started fondling his nephew.
Further allegations are that Mazungunye held the complainant by the neck and put some pieces of cloth in his nephew’s mouth before he sexually assaulting him four times.
It is also alleged that the accused threatened the complainant with unspecified action if he reported the matter.
The matter, however, came to light when the complainant told his parents about the incident, leading to Mazungunye’s arrest.