- A man in Zimbabwe businessman Elton Chitanda (29) sneaked into a hospital’s female ward to make love to his wife who was admitted there
- The couple were charged with torturing other patients by having sex in their full view and making noise and thus he convicted them of public indecency.
- The couple have been fined $75 by Magistrate Peter Madiba for having sex in a female ward and they could be alternatively jailed for 15 days each
Legit.ng had reported the story of a prominent restaurant owner in Zimbabwe who forced his way into a female ward at Masvingo Provincial Hospital at 3am, to have sexual relations with his wife who was admitted at the facility.
The man reportedly carried out the act in the presence of 10 other patients who were also admitted in the ward.
The couple’s identity has been revealed as businessman Elton Chitanda (29) who runs Delicious Delight Restaurant in Masvingo and his wife as Fadzai Chivende (25).
Madiba accused the two of torturing other patients by having sex in their full view and making noise and thus he convicted them of public indecency.
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The incident which has shocked many people happened at Masvingo General Hospital in July this year.
The restaurant owner in his defence, however, said he did not have sexual intercourse with his wife but they only hugged and kissed before he tucked himself in with her on the bed to sleep.
But the state had insisted that the couple had sexual intercourse. Edmund Mapope representing the state said Chitanda came into the ward at around 3am and went straight to his wife’s bed. The couple started caressing and kissing and the restaurant owner removed his jacket and shoes before jumping into bed to join his wife.
The two then had sexual intercourse in full view of Patricia Vuma, Varaidzo Chinomwe and other admitted patients.
The couple who had initially denied getting doing anything in between the sheets quickly owned up when the state threatened to bring in witnesses. They later agreed to have had a sex act but did not have intercourse. Having a sex act in a legal terms means there was arousal but no intercourse.
When asked why he had to break into the hospital to commit the offence, Chitanda said he had not seen his wife for two days and he therefore decided to go visit her in the hospital.
It is the State case that on July 21, 2018, the two indecently exposed themselves and engaged in a sexual act causing offence to other persons who were in the female ward.
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The magistrate had asked Chitanda: “How big is your appetite to an extent that you had to follow your wife to hospital? Why don’t you let people die in peace instead of disturbing them with funny noise that you were making?”
The accused couple have been asked to pay a fine of $75 each by October 12, or serve 15 days in jail.
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