The Harare councillor, who was on the run after he allegedly attempted to sodomise a Nyaradzo bus driver he was sharing a room with on a house boat in Kariba on Saturday, has handed himself over to the police.
Budiriro Ward 33 Councillor Oddrey Sydney Chirombe (MDC-T) is alleged to have committed the crime in Kariba where he was attending a team-building workshop with other councillors.
Police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed Chirombe’s arrest.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm that Chirombe was arrested in Kariba,” she said.
Chirombe, who has already been suspended by his MDC-T party, is expected to appear in court soon.
It is alleged that at around 2am on Saturday, Chirombe and the driver in question were in their boat room when he gently tapped the driver on his chest before leaving the room for a few minutes.
Upon his return, Chirombe allegedly pounced on the driver and attempted to sodomise him.
The driver, it is alleged, resisted and an altercation ensued between the pair on the deck.
The driver allegedly assaulted the naked Chirombe before other councillors came to inquire on hearing the commotion
One of the councillors said after he heard the noise he went up the boat to investigate and he saw a naked Chirombe lying down with the bus driver threatening to assault him further “for trying to make him a woman”.
The bus driver was threatening to beat up Chirombe whom he accused of trying to sodomise him in their room.
The driver told other councillors that he woke up after Chirombe, who was almost naked, got on top of him in a room with twin beds.
Other councillors restrained the angry driver from further assaulting Chirombe before he allegedly disappeared after learning that someone had phoned the police.