A TRUCK driver was hauled to court docket over the weekend for
allegedly trafficking two minor women.
He promised to pay their faculty charges when, in truth, he
needed to sexually exploit them.
James Mahachi, 52, was not requested to plead when he appeared
earlier than Harare Justice of the Peace Yeukai Dzuda.
Mahachi is a world truck driver, whose job takes
him to South Africa, Zambia and the DRC.
Allegations are that between September 2021 and March 2022,
Mahachi used an agent, Brighton Nyamandi, who’s presently on the run, to
recruit the 2 minor women, aged 13 and 17, from Hurungwe.
It’s the State’s case that Mahachi transported the 2
women in his haulage truck and trafficked them for labour, and sexual
He lied to the victims that he was going to ship them to
faculty and pay their charges.
The 2 women’ dad and mom launched them into the custody of
Mahachi, who by no means took them to high school, as promised.
As an alternative, he abused his energy over the victims and subjected
them to home duties and sexual exploitation.
Mahachi allegedly took them on a trip to South Africa whereas
on his work project.
He would sleep with them in his truck, and would threaten
to dump them in South Africa, in the event that they refused to sleep with him.
It’s alleged that, when he returned from South Africa, he
took them to his home, the place he slept with them in his bed room.
The court docket heard that one night time, one of many women escaped.
She sought refuge at a close-by house the place she met Charity
Munemo assisted her to make a police report and the minor
is in a secure home below the care of the Division of Social Welfare.
The opposite lady is but to be accounted for.
Tapiwa Zvidzai appeared for the State. H Metro