SEX WORK – A 27-year-old security guard, Evidence Mangonono, has lost his gun to a sex worker after failing to pay her for her service.
The incident occurred close to a bank where Mangonono was assigned to guard.
The matter was brought before the Mutoko Magistrates Court, where Magistrate Chiedza Gatsi presided over the case.
How the incident transpired
According to the prosecution led by Nathan Majuru, the incident transpired on January 7 when Mangonono, in the company of his colleagues, consumed sex-enhancing herbs.
Following this, Mangonono engaged the services of sex worker identified simply as Choice, with the encounter taking place discreetly at the rear side of the bank where he worked as a security guard.
However after Mangonono failed to fulfil the financial obligations associated with the services provided by Choice, she took possession of his service pistol as collateral for the unpaid transaction.
How the situation escalated
The gravity of the situation escalated when Mangonono’s employer discovered the absence of his service firearm and promptly reported the incident to the police.
Realizing the severity of the situation, Mangonono initiated a follow-up, eventually compensating Choice to recover the misplaced firearm.
The Magistrate Gatsby handed down a one-year prison sentence to Mangonono with a conditional suspension.
Under the terms of the suspension, Mangonono is mandated to complete 325 hours of community service at Hurungwe Primary School in Murewa, Zimbabwe.