Maid jailed for sexually abusing minor
3 January 2019
An 18-year-old maid who is alleged to have repeatedly abused a minor for a period spanning over a year was yesterday dragged to court to answer to charges of indecent assault.
Hazvinei Katanda was not asked to plead when she appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura in a matter that caused outrage in the courtroom as it was being heard.
Circumstances are that Katanda was working as a maid in Malborough where she took care of the 10-year-old girl who is the complainant in the matter and it is alleged that every day at night, Katanda molested the girl fondling her private parts inserting her fingers.
Katanda allegedly did these obscenities on the child since 2016 and the child only told her mother on December 28 last year leading to her arrest.
The State led by Sabastian Mutizirwa opposed bail prompting magistrate Chitumbura to refer Katanda to the High Court for bail application.