A CHAPLAIN and a teacher at Mathew Rusike Children’s Home in Epworth who are facing allegations of sexual abuse on separate occasions have appeared in court.
Clive Chikomo(50), (Chaplin) will be summoned to court on allegations of raping a minor before giving her jigsaw puzzles to buy her silence.
The State alleges that sometime in December last year, Clive Chikomo, summoned one Mrs Dendere and the complainant (11) to his office. After their arrival, Chikomo allegedly ordered Mrs Dendere to depart leaving the complainant behind. He questioned from the girl why she did not give him a Christmas present before locking the door.
The State further alleges that Chokomo fondled the girl before having unprotected sexual intercourse with her without her consent. After the act, Chikomo allegedly gave her some jigsaw puzzles and ordered her not to tell anyone.
On January 3, the girl revealed the matter to Mildred Kadyautare a caregiver at the Home. She reportedly informed her superiors and Chikomo was arrested.
In another matter, Samuel Sigauke (teacher) reportedly displayed his erect manhood to a 17-year-old student after requesting a kiss from her. Sigauke appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande who granted him US$50 bail before remanding the matter to February 16.
Circumstances leading to his arrest are that sometime in November last year, at around 9 am, the girl and her friends proceeded to Sigauke’s office to get some past exam papers for revision purposes. When they entered the office, Sigauke reportedly gave them the papers and ordered the complainant’s friends to depart while the complainant remains behind.
When she remained behind, he requested for a kiss from her but she resisted and told Sigauke that she regarded him as her custodian. Sigauke told the girl to retrieve the past exam papers from a cabinet leaning against the wall.
When the girl had turned back, Sigauke reportedly approached her from behind and when she turned around she noticed that Sigauke had already unzipped his trousers.
The girl managed to escape and informed her friends and the headmistress, Phillipa Nhuta who promised to talk to Sigauke. A complaint was lodged at Epworth Police Station after a pursuance of the complainant leading to his arrest.