Boy made sex moves, teacher tells court

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A THIRD STATE witness, who is a teacher at Inkanyezi Primary School, yesterday testified in the alleged case of a sexually abused pupil telling the court that the boy started demonstrating sexual moves while holding other pupils at school.

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The remarks were made when Gugulethu Ncube (18) of New Lobengula appeared before Bulawayo Regional Court magistrate Mark Dzira facing aggravated indecent assault on the boy, who was seven years old when the offence was committed between 2009 and 2010.

Two witnesses, the boy and his grandmother, have already testified in the case.

State prosecutor Tinashe Dzipe yesterday called a teacher at the school, Benedict Moyo, who told the court how the matter came to her attention.

Moyo said she taught the boy in Grade 1 and 2.

“One day when I was in class teaching, I heard children making noise and screaming outside and they brought the complainant to me. I asked them what he had done and they remained silent. I then asked him what he had done and he also did not respond,” Moyo said.

“I asked him to do what he was doing which led him to be brought to me and he held other children and demonstrated sex moves. I asked him where he saw that and he said he usually does that with a certain woman who stays in the same street with him.”

Moyo said she asked him if he was sure that he had been doing that with a woman and he answered in the affirmative. Moyo said the boy told them that the name of the woman was Gugu. Besides demonstrating what he had done with Gugu, Moyo said the boy also told them that she made him suckle her breasts.

In her defence, Ncube denied ever talking or meeting the boy in such a manner saying the only people she used to associate with were the boy’s grandmother and a sister who is in South Africa.

During his evidence-in-chief, the boy told the court that when Ncube called him to her house, she made him lie down.

She allegedly later told him to sit on the sofa before the sexual abuse took place.

The magistrate remanded the matter to April 15 for judgment.