10 October 2017
. . . uses revenge porn on ex
. . . posts her nudes on Facebook
IN a case of revenge porn, a jilted Harare man threatened to use social media to destroy his ex-girlfriend before he went on to post nude pictures of the girl where he alleged that the latter had infected him with HIV.
He had taken a video of the woman whilst she was not aware.
He asked the admin of the Facebook group to hide his identity and gave all the details of the girl, lying that she was HIV positive.
The man, identified as Thompson Khaka, last week in a WhatsApp conversation vowed to use Social Media to tarnish the image of a woman he had dated for almost a year. Two days later, he posted nude pictures of the woman.
“Ndikuda kuzivisa vamwe Varume vakaita senhi kuti vangware panhau dzeBonde . Ndakadanana nemusikana anonzi ************* aripama pic ayo andasenda for 1 year pa 1 year idzodzo takaita bonde sevaral times ..
“Iye ahangandiuudze kuti ane HIV/AIDS ndazotiii ndaenda kubasa kuInterview vakatora blood test ndiwanike ndane chirwere kana kuziva kuti ndakachiwana kupi . Ndaenda kumba ndafonera ****** kuti ndabatwa aids ahuna here secret yausina kundiiudza akaseka zvake *** Akabva atokata foni ne whatsapp zvese kundi blocker, 2 days later ndasanga neFriend yake ndamubvunzawo nezve life yake. Akati i thought maybe wakaudzwa kudhara kuti ane Aids. Ndakapererwa hama dzangu ,” read his post.
Efforts to get a comment from Thompson were fruitless as his mobile number was not getting through while he did not reply questions sent to him by H-Metro by the time of going to print.
The ex-girlfriend was in shock adding that she did not believe that Thompson would go to such length to tarnish her image.
“He had earlier threatened to do this but I thought he was only joking and just wanted us to get back together. I was shocked when I received calls from friends and relatives who had seen the nude pictures and his post.
“I never posed nude for pictures. He took a video of me coming from the bath and I never saw how he did it.
“Why should he use social media to destroy me? It only takes a single post to destroy one’s life. What if my parents see those pictures and the post? I have a life to live and I don’t know why he wants to destroy me like this.”
Following his post, Thompson has come under fire by some social media users who criticised him for his childish behaviour further challenging him to prove that he had been infected with HIV by the ex-girlfriend.
Below are some of the comments from Facebook users after he shared nude pictures:
..Yawaita iyi bamunini ndokupererwa kaa uku kana wanga uchida kubatsirwa or kubatsira why sending ñude pics?izvi zvoratidza wakarambwa ukabhoikana kkkk yamaita iyi inonzi conçret idea result yacho conjecture akada kukusungisa waenda asi iwe ukada kumusungisa hapana evidence maybe dai wakatestwa before marara mese then wozotestwa after BT eish makadzima baba think before u act use mathematical ideas unowana solution..unonyadzisa unoda kunanatirwa demon raunaro.
…A law is being drafted to teach people like you a lesson. Revenge porn is a crime. You are an adult it was by consent whatever you did. Whilst we feel for you, you erred in judgement and doing this is not in any way going to reverse your circumstances. Pick yourself up and move on learn from your mistakes and be a better person.
..Hamuna nyaya tsano,tinogona kukusungai nemutemo nemhosva yekuposta some1’s naked pics zvinosungirwa munhu izvozvo kufumura muviri wemumwe munhu.
…Pfutsek we not interested in ur story.Kuposta manude pics semunhu arambwa unoti Aids ichiri weapon watomupinza mawhites Abi iwe uchiti wagona.Unobva sango ripi richine chubharanzi so mbwa.
H-Metro helped the victim to have the post pulled down from Facebook and it was removed within an hour.
Cases of revenge porn over the years have been on the rise and activists have already petitioned Parliament to consider the barn of revenge pornography.
The law would protect people from having their nude photos or videos leaked (usually by an ex) on internet or social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook where such material easily goes viral.
Globally, some developed countries have Revenge Porn laws although Africa is yet to specifically recognise revenge porn as a crime.
Zimbabwe is currently relying on laws prohibiting the broadcasting and distribution of regular pornography, anti-harassment laws, and the use of mobile phones to send harassing messages.