Balaka Magistrate Court has jailed Patrick Ndau for masturbating while naked in the public. The court heard that Ndau has on several occasions been undressing and masturbating in the presence of a German national assuming that she would give him money.
The court sentenced him to eight months imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) last week for his conduct. Ndau told police officers soon after his arrest that in the past some white people used to pay him for masturbating before them; and took it for granted that most white people would do the same.
In a bid to find out the real drive behind Ndau's actions, The Weekend Times caught up with Balaka police spokesperson Sub Inspector Joseph Sauka who said Ndau told the police that he once worked for some whites who were paying him for masturbating in their presence.
"He is not a mad person at all. His senses are okay to the extent that he works properly with his employers. At the time the police were recording his statements he disclosed that he once worked in an environment where some whites used to pay him after masturbating in front of them," said Sauka.
He said Ndau did not disclose where exactly this was happening but just indicated that he was earning something out of it.
"He said his thinking was that he would get something from the white woman he met upon masturbating before her. But unfortunately he did not tell the court about these previous instances," said Sauka.
According to Balaka Second Grade Magistrate's Court, Ndau was sentenced to eight months IHL for conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace in front of a German national.
Police Prosecutor Sub Inspector Mercy Chande told the court that the suspect (Ndau) between the months of February and July 2012 had been masturbating in front of the German national who works in Balaka.
Chande said that on several occasions, Ndau had been waiting for the complainant on her way, and upon seeing her, he would undress himself and start masturbating.
This annoyed her and she reported the matter to police. "She complained to us that Ndau was masturbating whenever he sees her on several occasions as though he was lunatic. But she became suspicious when she noted that this was only happening to her. Then this compelled the police to intervene in the situation," said Chande.