A male school teacher has been fined $15 000 for repeatedly sending his married lady boss sexually explicit text messages despite several warnings to stop.
Wilson Ganda, a teacher at Chiroti Secondary School in Hurungwe, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate Tapiwa Banda for violating Section 88 of the Posts and Telecommunications Act (Chapter 12:05) which pertains to “use of abusive language”.
The unmarried teacher was fined $15 000 to be paid by month-end, failure of which he would spend 45 days in prison.
The complainant in the matter is Lucy Luoma Dzveta (32) of Hunyani, Chinhoyi, who is employed by the Ministry of Education as a human resources manager stationed.
The state represented by Odra Chitora proved that on an unknown date but in 2015, Ganda sent an emissary to propose love to Dzveta but she turned him down, indicating she was married.
Court heard Ganda then started sending love messages to Dzveta’s phone.
This did not go down well with the complainant who advised Ganda to stop his advances.
Ganda is said to have stopped texting for a while but started again sometime later.
This prompted Dzveta’s husband to phone Ganda in April last year warning him against abusing his wife, and a seemingly remorseful Ganda apologised and promised to quit the nagging.
In December last year, court further heard, a defiant Ganda again sent love and offensive text messages to Dzveta.
Ministry of Education authorities were also advised of Ganda’s shenanigans since this was now affecting Dzveta’s marriage. Ganda was summoned and cautioned by his superiors.
The State also proved that on 27 April 2021, Ganda sent a lengthy pornographic text message, loaded with lurid words, in which he fantasised about having a sexual encounter with Dzveta.
Dzveta then filed a police report at Chemagamba Police Station, leading to Ganda’s arrest.