SWAZILAND: SODOMY/TIMES OF SWAZILAND/5/6/18 SABANews 1
KANDINDA – Residents of KANDINDA area in the SWAZI commercial city of MANZINI have severely assaulted a teacher accused of sodomising THREE pupils at a local school.
The TIMES OF SWAZILAND has named the teacher as SITHEMBISO MBETSE (28), saying he has since appeared before Magistrate XOLILE NXUMALO at MALKERNS Circuit Court.
It says the police arrested the suspect and charged him with FOUR counts, including indecent assault and contravening the Children’s Protection and Welfare Act.
The Court has heard Mr MBETSE would allegedly call the pupils for extra lessons and study at his house, situated within the teachers’ quarters at KANDINDA Primary School.
The prosecution claims he would then drink red wine with the kids until they got drunk, and later start kissing them, perform indecent acts and then sodomise them.
A colleague of the accused, who preferred anonymity, says the alleged crimes went on until ONE of the pupils decided to report the matter to his family, and the school is still shocked.
The SWAZI teacher allegedly sodomised the pupils without using protection, which means he could have exposed his victims to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV and AIDS./Sabanews/cam