Breaking News

Sangoma (74) sodomise six pupils

by Staff reporter
31 January 2013 | 3491 Views
A 76-YEAR-OLD traditional healer from Lupane was on Tuesday slapped with an effective 20-year jail term for sodomising six pupils after he lured them to his house on different occasions, promising them cash and photographs.




The court heard that sometime between January and March last year, Elmon Tshabalala waylaid the boys on their way from school.

He lured them to his house by the roadside and abused them. Tshabalala was staying alone since his wife is late, the court heard.

Hwange regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga found him guilty on all 14 counts of sodomy he was facing, but ordered them to be treated as one for purposes of sentence. The court also considered his advanced age and poor health after noting that he was partially blind.

The court was told that on the first occasion in January last year, Tshabalala intercepted the boys on their way from school.

He lured them into his house under the pretext that he wanted to shoot pictures of them.

Tshabalala later gave them some berries before inviting them into his bedroom.

He then locked the door from inside and ordered the boys to strip before abusing them.

After abusing them, Tshabalala released the boys with strict instructions that they should not disclose the abuse to anyone.

He repeated the abuse on several occasions after promising to give his victims some money and chicken.

However, his luck ran out after one of the boys delayed going home, prompting his parents to search for him. The boy spilled the beans after he was interrogated.

The matter was initially reported to the village head before it was taken to police after five more boys opened up.

Sangoma Sodomy

Source: newsday

Comments

Latest News

Chief Masuku led his subjects to resist the takeover of Maleme Ranch -...

by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights | 26 May 2016 | 725 Views

Society urged to embrace pardoned inmates - The Ministry of Justice, L...

by Staff Reporter | 26 May 2016 | 490 Views

NBS a big investment boost to Bulawayo says Mphoko

by Staff Reporter | 26 May 2016 | 855 Views

Gumbura speaks from behind bars

by Staff Reports | 26 May 2016 | 1411 Views

Hence home! you idle creatures, get you home! Leave the Square Harare ...

by Nomazulu Thata | 26 May 2016 | 880 Views

Biti's PDP calls for probe into the City of Bulawayo's questionable de...

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 May 2016 | 1374 Views

Man push girlfriend off moving car - A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Dzivaresek...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 2667 Views

Grace Mugabe behind 'million man' march - The much publicised million ...

by Gugugu Magorira | 26 May 2016 | 2681 Views

FC Platinum drop points - How Mine 0 - 0 FC Platinum 0Castle Lager Pre...

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 May 2016 | 1923 Views

Trump reaches the number of delegates needed - Washington - Billionair...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 1750 Views

Bulawayo City Council is corruption free - MDC-T has declared that Bul...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 1535 Views

'People who support Mugabe need medical examination' - Zimbabweans who...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 2648 Views

Ailing Tsvangirai to lead Bulawayo demo from the front - Ailing MDC-T ...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 2544 Views

Donkey milk soap a big hit

by Staff Reporter | 26 May 2016 | 4098 Views

Son, 21, hacks father to death

by Staff Reporter | 26 May 2016 | 2289 Views

15 million march in for Mugabe to step down

by Stephen Jakes | 26 May 2016 | 4381 Views

Maid paid $3 for sex - A MAN from Bulawayo's Entumbane suburb Mthokozi...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 4737 Views

MDC-T updates on Bulawayo demonstration - Opposition MDC-T National Or...

by Thobekile Zhou | 26 May 2016 | 2623 Views

Those fighting national unity are misguided - At a time all countries ...

by Gwinyai Mutongi | 26 May 2016 | 1091 Views

Lt General Lookout Masuku's last 3 days and his last request - A very ...

by Cde Cakes 'Makhekhe' Sankara Vundla | 26 May 2016 | 5716 Views

MDC-T condemns the 'Million men' march that never was - The so-called...

by Obert Chaurura Gutu, MDC-T National Spokesperson | 26 May 2016 | 3013 Views

Stanbic Bank tell clients to use ATM cards for transactions - Thousand...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 3449 Views

Sick Tsvgangirai to miss Bulawayo demo - MDC-T President Morgan Tsvang...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 2876 Views

Pastor is caught bonking a cow - Behind almost every bush in this coun...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 4994 Views

Calls for Wicknell Chivayo to be arrested

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 6687 Views

Vendors demand to meet Kasukuwere - Vendors have demanded a meeting wi...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 1469 Views

Kasukuwere dishes out 150 stands to Zanu-PF - Saviour Kasukuwere Local...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 1995 Views

Mugabe, Zanu-PF must fulfill election promises - President Robert Muga...

by Staff reporter | 26 May 2016 | 857 Views

Mugabe's tour de force - THE Robert Gabriel Mugabe Square lived up to ...

by Staff Reporters | 26 May 2016 | 1928 Views

Entertainment

Sandy, Khuliyo show tickets selling like hotcakes - THE Sandra Ndebele...

by Bongani Ndlovu | 26 May 2016 | 916 Views

Zimbabwe-born Olivier excels in SA music contest - Zimbabwe-born Jerem...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2016 | 1886 Views

After Flashbacks and Setbacks press brief - A EDZAI ISU Theatre Arts P...

by Staff Reporter | 25 May 2016 | 493 Views

Gringo turns to music - "I am an artiste and have passion for acting. ...

by Sophia Chese-Msowa | 25 May 2016 | 2005 Views

Dj Zinhle dying to be in Bulawayo

by Thobekile Zhou | 24 May 2016 | 3116 Views

How Oskido fell in love with Kwaito - SOUTH African music mogul Oscar ...

by Bongani Ndlovu | 24 May 2016 | 2514 Views
iBlog

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

Tb Joshua Worst Enemy Angelique Tonge Exposed

About two years ago, we came out emphatically about those behind the t.b joshua watch. many were those who thought we were framing innocent people up or on a witch hunt. some events have vindicated us and the cat is out of the bag. it is said that no... Read More
pointblank 01 May 2015 ago