A 71-YEAR-OLD widow from Jotsholo in Matabeleland North province shocked residents after she was nabbed for s_exually abusing a nine-year-old boy left in her custody.
It is reported by the Chronicle that in November 2018, Musa Ndlovu allegedly ordered the boy (name withheld to protect identity) to her bedroom hut where she was n_aked.
The accused is reported to have ordered the boy to remove his clothes and went on to fondle his privates before allegedly forcing him to have s_ex with her.
After the ordeal, the boy informed his parents who in turn made a report to the police leading to Ndlovu’s arrest. The complainant was taken to the hospital where a medical examination was conducted.
Appearing before Bulawayo High Court Justice Moyo, facing a charge of aggravated indecent assault, Ndlovu was granted $50 bail. Justice Moyo also sternly ordered Ndlovu to reside at her given address in Lupane until the matter was concluded.
In mitigation, Ndlovu claimed that the incident had been fabricated and she had been framed.
Ndlovu’s case is set to recommence on April 5 at Lupane magistrates court.