Popular clown AJIGIJA in se_xual abuse scandal

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A junior soccer trainer who also doubles as the popular Ajigija clown in Harare’s high density suburb of Glen View lured three primary school boys from his neighbourhood with money and snacks into having anal se_x whilst he took pictures of them. Matson Maricha, who resides in Glen View 1 is said to have lured the boys aged eight, nine and eleven with an unspecified amount of money and some snacks and ordered them to have an_al se_xual intercourse whilst he was recording.

Maricha was arrested and he was yesterday taken to Harare magistrate court charged with inciting other persons by communication to commit aggravated indecent assault.

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The 48-year-old, who was being represented by lawyer Edwin Hamunakwadi and Nyandoro Law Chambers was not asked to plead to the charges when he appeared before magistrate Bianca Makwande. Maricha was remanded out of custody to October 24 for his trial on $200 bail. Magistrate Makwande also ordered Maricha to find an alternative address to stay as part of his bail condition.

The state led by Peter Kachirika, had it that sometime in September 2016 during the school holiday, the three boys were playing in their neighbourhood when they were approached by Maricha.

Maricha reportedly asked the boys to follow him to where he was going. Prosecutor Kachiriki had it that the boys complied as they knew Maricha as a clown who used to entertain young people in the area. Reports are that Maricha took the boys to a drain along 6th crescent road in Glen View where he asked them to remove their clothes. Accusations are that Maricha asked the boys to take turns to have anal se_xual intercourse and promised to give them some money and snacks (zap nax).

It is said that the boys complied and started having se_xual intercourse whilst Maricha was taking pictures of them in the act. Maricha is alleged to have threatened the boys not to reveal the ordeal and promised them that he would fetch the money and the snacks from his house. The matter came to light on September 14 when one of the boys told his mother that he was having problems in urinating. Upon being interviewed by his mother the source of his problem, the boy revealed that they were forced to have an_al se_x by ‘Ajigija’. The boy’s mother informed the relatives of the other boys before they took the matter to the police. Maricha was arrested and taken to court.

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