Georgina Takavadini, Court Reporter
A University of Zimbabwe Banking and Finance student has appeared in court accused of invading another student’s right to privacy.
Tinotenda Checha ,23, was convicted on his own plea when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with criminal insult.
Checha was fined $100 without fail today.
He was also told that failure to pay the fine he would be in prison for 20 days.
The State led by Benjamin Chikerema alleges that on October 20 this year at around 14.50pmm Checha who was said to be under the influence of alcohol, intentionally invaded the privacy of another UZ student by entering Swinton Hostel female bathroom where the complainant as naked taking a bath.
Checha is said to have been aware that what he was doing might have an effect on the complainant’s dignity.
The complainant is said to have screamed and told Checha that she was taking a bath but he resisted by continuing to walk towards the complainant.
The State continued to hear that the complainant pushed Checha with her right hand simultaneously trying to take a drying towel nearby.
Checha then ran into the corridor trying to flee from the scene but the complainant was behind him.
Checha then hit the complainant with his ankle once and managed to escape.
The complainant managed to track and caught Checha with the help of a colleague leading them to take Checha to the UZ security.