Members of a parliament were left dazed after a female member of the House began to weep profusely after a police officer reportedly fondled her breasts and buttocks.
Hon. Susan Matsunga wept profusely after allegeding that a police officer fondled her breasts and buttock
A female legislator shocked many last week Wednesday after she wept uncontrollably in parliament alleging that a police officer had fondled her breasts and buttocks.
The shocking revelation brought business in the Zimbabwean Assembly to a halt as the legislator under Proportional Representation, Susan Matsunga narrated how she had been allegedly sexually harassed by a police officer.
“Handisi h..e ini asi ndabatwa zamu ne g..o nemapurisa. Chokwadi here kundibata zamu ini,” said Hon Matsunga before she wept uncontrollably.
According to H-metro, while responding to the Hon Matsunga’s report, Deputy Speaker Honourable Mabel Chinomona, said they would use video footages to investigate the allegations of s*xual harassment by police on the legislator.
“I have heard you, since we have video footages from the time police got into these premises, we will use the same videos to investigate the alleged s*xual harassment,” she said.
Also, another legislator, Hon Lwazi Sibanda further alleged that a police officer had put his hand in her skirt, tearing her under garment before she went to show the Deputy Speaker the torn under garment.
The incident took place in August after police men where called to the House to evict Budiriro legislator, Machingauta Costa, for dressing which was deemed unfit for Parliamentary business.
The police were called in after Hon Machingauta had resisted the order by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament who had asked sergeant-at-arms to evict him.