Teenager Arrested Over ‘Revenge Pictures’ In Whatsapp Group
A CHIPINGE teenager found himself in a legal fix over revenge pictures after he allegedly posted photos of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend on Whatsapp group Nhau Dze Gaza.
Livingstone Mutetwa (19) appeared before a Chipinge magistrate facing charges of producing, printing and disseminating undesirable pictures as defined in Section 13(1)(a) of the Censorship and Entertainment Act Chapter 10:04.
Mutetwa, pleaded not guilty to the charge arguing that the photos and claimed the photos were posted by a Whatsapp group administrator who stays South Africa.
“Your worship, I did not commit this offence and I plead with this court to discharge me. The nude photos of my ex-girlfriend were send by one of our group administrator who is in South Africa.
“I am only a member of the Whatsapp group and I can even give the police the group admin numbers for further investigations. I was also surprised to see my ex-girlfriend pictures going viral,” said Mutetwa.
It is the state’s case that Mutetwa invited the his now ex girlfriend to his father’s house and they spent two days together. He then shot pictures of himself and the complainant using a webcam of a computer and other photos using lumnia Nokia phone.
Sometime in June last year, Mutetwa and the girl in question broke up. His new girlfriend then approached his ex inquiring why they broke up and the latter told her that he was a womanizer. This did not go well with Mutetwa who threatened to ruin her life.
Mutetwa edited the graphic pictures and removed his face and created a story in which he claimed that the his ex had been caught red-handed in bed with a married men and had photos taken then posted them on a Whatsapp group “Nhau Dze Gaza. The story and pictures went viral.
The court is yet to pass judgement on the accused.
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