Wednesday, 18 May 2016


A MAN from Pumula suburb in Bulawayo has been sentenced to a year in prison for exposing his manhood to a 12-year-old girl. Norman Sivango, 38, a married father of two, met the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in a bush where she was picking up plastics to use in making a fire.

Sivango took out his manhood from his trousers, held it in his hands and charged towards the girl who ran away with the accused in pursuit.

Sivango pleaded guilty to a public indecency charge before Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso. He was sentenced to an 18 months jail term with six months suspended.

“Six months are going to be suspended on the condition of good behaviour. You will serve an effective 12 months in prison,” said Chimiso. The girl said when she met Sivango, he instructed her to stop.

“I met the accused in the bush and he instructed me to stop as he held his privates. I started running and he ran after me but failed to catch me,” said the girl. Sivango attributed his bizarre behaviour to evil spirits.

“Your Worship, I wasn’t in my right mind when I acted that way. I was possessed by evil spirits your Worship,” he said.

Prosecuting, Steward Madzore, said on May 12, 2016, at around 7PM, the girl was approached by Sivango in a bushy area behind a church in Pumula suburb.

“The accused instructed her to stop. He ran towards the complainant with his private parts in his hands. The complainant ran away and he continued to follow her. The complainant informed a member of the neighbourhood watch committee who searched for the accused and managed to apprehend him,” said Madzore. chronicle


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