A 44-YEAR-OLD man has been found guilty of 11 s_xual offences against children after a 10-day trial at Northampton Crown Court.
Simba Masvaure, from Kingsfold, Bradville, Milton Keynes, was found guilty of s_xual assault by penetration, attempted r_pe, and s_xual activity with a child. The offenses took place over a twelve-year period, in Northampton.
The jury delivered their verdict last Friday (June 11) and Masvaure was remanded in custody for sentencing on Friday, August 13.
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The officer who led the investigation, Detective Constable Kirsty Brooks from the Force’s Child Protection Team, said: “First and foremost, I’d like to pay tribute to the incredible strength and bravery of the victims. Their stoicism throughout a long investigation and a difficult 10-day trial has been astounding.
“I am so pleased the jury delivered the right verdict. Masvaure is an evil and manipulative man who put his victims through the anguish of a long trial and continued to lie right up to its conclusion.
“He groomed, manipulated, and abused over a long period of time, and to stand up and speak out against him takes enormous courage. It also sends out a message to other victims: we will listen to you; we will believe you; we will do all we can to bring offenders to justice.
“Masvaure is where he should be – behind bars, where he cannot hurt anybody else.”
If you have been a victim of s_xual assault, whether recent or non-recent, please come forward and call us on 101 or use our online reporting tool at www.northants.pnn.police.uk
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has said all those caught drinking beer at bottle stores and inside vehicles will be arrested. Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the directive is part of coronavirus containment measures. Pindula News present below a statement Nyathi issued on Monday to that effect.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police advises the public that the enforcement of the Government’s revised COVID-19 lockdown measures on health and security as announced on 12th June 2021 will be done without fear or favour.
The public should take note that the Police will ensure that all gatherings except funerals are banned and compliance is strictly adhered to. Mourners are implored to stick to the stipulated figure of 30 people and observe all COVID-19 protocols.
Patrols, blitz and monitoring will be done by Police to ensure that beer halls, bars and nightclubs remain closed. Bottle store owners should strictly observe the given operational time of 1000 hours to 1600 hours.
In this regard, all those found drinking beer at bottle stores, inside vehicles and surrounding areas will be arrested. Restaurants and fast food outlets should observe the law and ensure that they only serve take-aways as pronounced by the Government. Only hotels and lodges are allowed to serve.