GWERU – A supervisor with the Gweru City Council Engineering Department has been dragged to court where he is facing charges of indecent assault after he allegedly caressed a student on attachment.
Carmly Shava (46) of Mkoba 17 allegedly fondled the 19-year-old student from a local University.
On March 11, 2019 at 9am the complainant was instructed by her immediate supervisor to go to Mkoba ponds to fix a fault together with the accused. The two were being driven in a council vehicle and on their way Shava allegedly told the complainant that she was too hard and asked why she was always alone and quiet. The complainant told Shava that she respects him and fears him as her supervisor.
It is alleged that Shava then hugged the complainant, fondled her breasts and told her that ‘usanditya ndiri munhu ari free (be free with me)’.
At the council store, the two were left in the car by the driver after the car failed to start. It is alleged that the accused lied on the complainant’s legs and then rubbed his elbow on the complainant’s breasts and the complainant pushed him away.
Shava was remanded out of custody to 16 April for trial.