She had previously appeared before the regional court facing charges of aggravated indecent assault and pleaded not guilty.
Regional Magistrate, Mark Dzira sentenced Ncube to eight years in prison and suspended three on condition that Ncube was 18 years old when she committed the crime. He also said he had also considered that she was a mother of two, nursing a three-year-old child.
Tinashe Dzipe, prosecuting, said sometime in 2009, Ncube approached the boy, then aged seven, and called him to her house saying she wanted to give him a pencil. That evening, the boy went to his neighbour’s house where the abuse occurred.
The sickening abuse, say prosecutors, was exposed when the boy was caught poking other pupils at school with his organ. On being asked by a teacher why he was always threatening to prick other pupils with it, he said Ncube had taught him how to use it.
Taking the witness stand, the boy’s grandmother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she was called to school one day when the school authorities accused her grandson of exposing his genitals to other Grade Two pupils. She said she questioned the boy who narrated the abuse by Ncube.
The boy told his grandmother that Ncube called him to her house promising to give him uxakuxaku and a pencil and he complied.
“When he got into the house, Gugu (Ncube) forced him to undress threatening to assault him if he refused. He said he removed his clothes and was ordered to lie down holding his penis before Gugulethu who was wearing red panties lay on top of him and ordered him to make up and down movements,” she said.
His grandmother reported the matter to the police, leading to Ncube’s arrest.