A 50-year-old elderly woman appeared in court on Wednesday facing allegations of having sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Bernadette Dzirambi has since appeared before Harare magistrate Anita Tshuma facing a charge of aggravated indecent assault. She was remanded out of custody to 27 December on US$50 bail.
Allegations are that sometime in 2010, the complaint was staying with the teenager who was still attending school. One one night in November of the same year, Dzirambi who was watering vegetables allegedly called the complainant to the garden. Upon his arrival, the elderly woman reportedly grabbed the boy by the waist and she started fondling his privates with her hand inside the complainant's pair of jeans.
The woman even caressed the teenager's whole body and finally forced him to have sex with her, it is alleged. Further allegations are that the accused had a habit of calling the complainant into her bedroom and have sex with him after kissing and caressing him.
The court heard that the accused continuously had sex with the teenager until he opted to transfer to Marondera where he revealed all the incidents to his teacher. A police report was made and Dzirambi was arrested.