Sodomy & death threats in prison


Two inmates at Khami Maximum Prison failed to control their sexual urges as they threatened to crush their fellow inmate’s testicles if he screamed while they sexually assaulted him on different occasions.

The 38-year-old victim of sodomy is serving a prison sentence at Khami Maximum Prison for violating a protection order.

A source close to the case said while the 38-year-old was sleeping, Culture Sibanda (29) sneaked into the victim’s blankets and issued death threats.

“He sneaked into his blankets and threatened to crush his testicles and kill him if he screamed. He ordered him to remain quiet. He sexually assaulted him once and returned to his cell,” said a source.

The source went on to disclose that Culture used the same tactic and sexually violated him for three consecutive nights.

On 12 May Thulani Nkala also used the same modus operandi to sexually assault the victim, said the source.

The aggravated indecent assault victim bled from his behind and passed out blood stained stools when he was relieving himself. He then made a report to Chief Correctional officer Godwin Mahlathi.

The chief correctional officer made a report at ZRP Pumula St Peter’s base.

The accused persons were arrested and were detained at Khami Maximum Prison.

The sodomy victim was referred to Mpilo Central Hospital for medical examination.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed receiving the report but could not comment: “I can confirm that we received such a report but for a comment contact ZPCS spokesperson.”

Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service spokesperson Garainashe Moyo was not reachable for a comment.

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