A Zimbabwe Republic Police officer was last week arraigned before the courts for allegedly fondling his 18-year-old maid’s breasts in the presence of his child.
Farai Chidhiya, who is stationed at Dzivaresekwa Police Station, appeared before Mbare magistrate Ms Anita Tshuma charged with indecent assault. Chidhiya denied the allegations saying he believes the matter was a ploy by his wife to try to tarnish his image.
“I deny these allegations and I think my wife, whom I am having problems with is behind all this.
“I think she worked together with our maid to put me in such a position. I believe they want to tarnish my image,” he said.
The maid, who had worked for the couple for a week, denied it was a ploy to fix her boss.
“I am only saying what transpired. This man sneaked into my blankets. He fondled my breasts while pinning my legs.
“He only stopped when I asked him what he was doing and that is when he used a knife to get into his own bedroom,” she said.
Allegations are that on March 8 around 11pm Chidhiya came home from a party and found his bedroom door locked.
He allegedly gained entry into the bedroom where the maid and his child were sleeping in and got into the blankets.
The court heard that he then pinned the maid’s legs and fondled her breasts. The maid reportedly went to her aunt’s house the following morning and told her what transpired and took the matter to the police .