Chidyausiku's son in out-of-court deal

HARARE - The late retired chief justice Godfrey Chidyausiku’s son Tadzimirwa has made an out-of-court settlement with a woman who accused him of fondling her bum, leading to the withdrawal of his criminal case at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday.

Tadzimirwa Bernard Chidyausiku, 28, was represented by advocate Webster Chinamora when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba facing  indecent assault charges.

The complainant, Amina Mahomed, 25, confirmed contents of a withdrawal affidavit she tendered to the court  before the matter was struck off the roll.

“We have reached an out-of-court settlement with the accused person. I have made the  statement freely and voluntarily without any undue influence and I fully appreciate the effect of withdrawal of the matter,” read Mahomed’s affidavit.

Chidyausiku had filed counter assault charges against Mahomed’s husband but also withdrew them yesterday.

“ . . . through engagement of my legal practitioners and the accused person, we have managed to reach an amicable resolution to this matter which we believe is in the interests of justice,” Chidyausiku said.

Prosecutor Patience Chimusaru said on July 24 this year around 01:00 am, Mahomed was at Shisanyama having fun with her husband.

It was alleged  that when Mahomed intended to visit the toilet, she met Chidyausiku at the bar’s entrance and he advanced towards her.

Chidyausiku reportedly told the woman he wanted to put a second ring on her finger. Mahomed responded that she was a married woman hoping to brush him off. The court heard that Chidyausiku then fondled Mahomed’s bum without her consent, telling the woman that she was beautiful. Mahomed started walking back to her husband but Chidyausiku still pursued her, insisting on putting a second ring on her finger. This did not go down well with Mahomed’s husband and a fight broke out between the two men.

Mahomed later reported the indecent assault case to the police, leading to Chidyausiku’s arrest.

Comments (1)

Anga adzima ne doro ndobva azodzimirwa ne pfungwa!!

Sharia - 12 August 2017

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