10 July 2015

Zimbabwe: Tycoon Remanded in Custody After Being Charged With Kidnapping, Drugging and Sodomising 2 Boys

A 34 YEAR-OLD businessman on Wednesday appeared before the local courts on allegations of sodomising two primary school boys aged 11 and 12 years.

Smile Madhaka of Mkoba 19 allegedly kidnapped the juveniles before drugging and sodomising them.

Madhaka, who appeared before magistrate Judith Taruvinga on charges of indecent assault, was remanded in custody to 21 July for trial.

Prosecutors said sometime in April this year, Madhaka, the owner of night clubs in Mkoba 1, 9 and 11 as well as a pool club, went to the nearby Bumburwi Primary School where he met the two boys.

It is alleged that Madhaka offered the them a lift in his car and, whilst inside the vehicle, gave them bread and drinks laced with a drug and they became unconscious.

The boys later regained consciousness in Mkoba 3 near the Salvation Army Church where Madhaka dumped them.

He allegedly told them he would pick them up at Mkoba 1 police station on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and gave them $5 to share.

The abuse is alleged to have continued until June 26 when traces of semen were noticed on the boys' underwear.

Their parents then discovered that their children were picked up by Madhaka leading to a police report.

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