Suspect Threatens Female Magistrate In Court

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There was drama in a Zimbabwean court when a suspect threatened to assault a magistrate, Caroline Tafira, whom he felt, as a female magistrate, lacked the capacity to hear his case. Tatenda Mkanganwi of Tabungaidzwa village, who is charged with sexual assault, flew into a rage, stormed out of the dock and had to be restrained by security officers who were manning the court proceedings after he told the magistrate that she was too junior for him and that she did not know him well. He yelled at the magistrate, telling her she was too young to send him to jail after she had pronounced that he be remanded in custody for continuation of trial. Magistrate Tafira remanded Mkanganwi in custody and ordered him to be examined by two doctors before he could be brought back to court.   iHarare
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