A 30 year old former Chiredzi based magistrate Simbarashe Gundani shocked the world on Friday when he chose to disappear from Masvingo court premises at a time he was scheduled to answer charges on allegations of aggravated indecent assault as defined in section 66 (1) (a) (ii) of the criminal law (codification and reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
It is the state case that on the 21st of November 2021, at B27 Impala Road in Chiredzi, Gundani, being a male person unlawfully committed indecent assault upon a male subordinate by kissing him on the mouth and sucking his penis with an indecent intent knowing fully well that there was no consent at all.
It is further alleged that on the following day Gundani drove the complainant to his place of residence and along the way the accused is said to have sweet talked the complainant promising him a transfer to work under his command.
In his defense, Gundani has been denying these allegations intimating that these were malicious lies intended to topple him down from the judiciary arm.
On Friday the magistrate presiding over this matter, Christopher Maturure, issued Gundani a warrant of arrest as vested by law. Liberty Hove is the prosecutor in this case.