Councillor in sex text storm

Councillor Charles Moyo

Councillor Charles Moyo

Nyaradzo Bakari, Chronicle Reporter
A COUNCILLOR from Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages on a community WhatsApp group.

Councillor Charles Moyo (36) of Ward 9, who is from the MDC-T party, yesterday appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube charged with sending a message that is grossly offensive, indecent or of an obscene nature through a cellphone.

The ward encompasses Mpopoma, Matshobana and Kelvin North 2.

Mr Ncube remanded Moyo out of custody on free bail to today for trial, following his plea to seek legal representation.

Prosecuting, Ms Margaret Takawira said on July 14 Moyo sent obscene messages to the Mpopoma-Matshobana Residents Executive Committee WhatsApp group.

The group was set up to allow community members to communicate with their councillor on matters of development.

The pornographic gutter language used in the messages is so crude that it cannot be printed in a family paper.

“On July 14 at around 10AM the accused sent a message with a grossly, offensive, indecent and obscene character using his cellphone line number 0772 431 750,” said Ms Takawira.

“Some of the group members were not pleased with the post.”

In a statement to the police, Mr Jifile Dube, a member of the committee said he reported the matter to the police because he did not expect such an offensive message from a leader.

“I was surprised to receive such an offensive, obscene and indecent message from a respectable member of our community,” said Mr Dube.

“I really felt offended by the accused’s messages and made a report to the police.” — @NyarieBakie

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    He could have sent it by mistake, anyway forwarding a message like that shows that the leader is not mature.

  • kk

    Mr Jifile Dube must be from Zanu PF, this ka-issue-nyana is an abuse of the legal system!

  • Sonde

    This guy looks like Father Tonde!

    • Father Priest Tonde

      Hahahaha! I can now see you are part of the blind flock. Bald headed Holy Jesuit Father Priest Tonde (peace be upon him) is bald headed. Come witness his bald headed wise head this Sunday mass. And one more thing: Holy Jesuit Father Priest Tonder (peace be upon him and Budha be praised) sticks to the nuns!! Don’t you ever get it?

      • Sonde

        Oh i s am sorry i forgot that you were in trouble for sextexting the mother superior last week!

      • BCC

        Distasteful comment, full of nonsense and blasphemy. Is this supposed to be humorous??

        • Father Priest Tonde

          Honestly, no one knows. You tell the Father Priest. Holy Virgin Mary!! Blasphemying what exactly? Have you ever taken holy communion my child? Do not refuse the faith like a steadfast pagan hithen.

  • Mahlaeya

    If we are to check the messages in our phones, who will not be arrested? The reporter is more immature than the sender, assuming that he sent it by mistake.

    • MakhosiXamu

      The reporter is more immature?. Uluhlanya , ndwangu. This is a matter before the courts, mgodoyi.

  • wiseman

    Rush to go report…… how does that idiot even know that it wasn’t sent mistakenly…..player haters kupela…..

  • citizen

    i guess that was a mistake

    • MakhosiXamu

      A sick sympathiser , shame.

  • ThaDoggPound

    Mr Jifile Dube, a (ZanuPF) member of the the community…..

  • Seles

    I guess this was a genuine mistake. We, (all men and women) have forums where we talk dirty and other forums where we polish our language. All we need to do is to be careful.