February 21, 2006

Priest remains in custody


Court Reporter

AN Anglican priest facing allegations of indecently assaulting a 14 yearold girl will remain in remand prison after it emerged that alternative accommodation has not been secured.
Pearson Chikombe (28), who works and stays at St Gabriel High School in Bulawayo, has not been formally charged.
Senior Bulawayo provincial magistrate, Mr Cephas Masaka Sibanda, last week remanded him in custody to yesterday, so that alternative accommodation is found before the issue of bail could be considered.
It emerged yesterday that his family is still staying at the school premises and it is now the duty of his defence counsel, Mr Godfrey Nyoni, of Majoko and Majoko to ensure that alternative accommodation is found first.

Posted by kshaw at February 21, 2006 03:03 PM