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Crime & Courts

Ex-Dembare Legend Granted ZW$5 000 Bail


By Court Reporter

Former Dynamos FC soccer star Stanley Chirambadare who is accused of sodomy after he sexually attacked a student at his academy has been granted bail by High Court judge Justice Webster Chinamhora.

Chirambadare is being represented by Knowledge Maeresera.

He was ordered to pay ZWL5000 to the clerk of court, to report once a month, not to interfere with State witnesses, to surrender passport and to reside at given address.

He will be back in court on May 13.

Allegations are that sometime in March this year, the complainant who is 13 years went to Chirambadare’s house together with his friend to sweep as he always do and they would be given sweets.

On the day in question, it is alleged that the complainant went to Chirambadare’s house alone.

The accused person allegedly asked the complainant to get into the house before he forced him into his bedroom, sexually assaulted him, and told him not to reveal the abuse.

Chirambadare allegedly threatened to kill the complainant if he reveals the abuse to anyone.

It is alleged he abused the complainant on several occasions.

The complainant allegedly developed some piles and told his uncle. A report was made to the police.

The  former Dynamos Football Club player who was very popular for his defensive skills.

He is said to have started playing for DeMbare juniors in 1981 but was only able to take his football seriously when he had finished his advanced level studies in 1984.
Chirambadare formed his own Football Academy, Revival Junior Football Academy whose catchment area is the high-density suburb of Mufakose.

“I formed the Academy because I realised that as a nation, we are not nurturing young talent, coaches are recycling players. I coached a player who went on to finish his ordinary level, I was shocked to hear that he has now enrolled at a school in town just to play football. Does this make sense? In the Senegal team they had a 21-year-old with over 20 caps for the National team while our 20-year-old is still trying to win a school do we develop?” Chirambadare.


Robert Tapfumaneyi