Terrible twins suspected to be commercial sex workers in the capital who trended after a video of them beating a naked man with wooden spoons and shoes went viral on social media are now facing fresh charges of extortion.
The two, Shyleen and Shylet Nyangade (22) appeared before Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko facing charges of assault and they pleaded guilty to the offense only for the State to raise new allegations against them which they are pleading not guilty to.
They were released on $100 bail each on the extortion charge and each fined $100 on the assault charge.
During mitigation for the first count, the twins lawyer, Liberty Mandivhei implored the court to consider a non custodial sentence for the two indicating that a fine of $80 was more befitting as they had been pushed by the complainant to act in the manner that they did.
The court heard that Shyleen was married to the complainant who went behind her back and proposed love to her sister, forcing them to act impulsively and assault the husband for the betrayal.
The State through Sebastian Mutizirwa is however alleging that sometime in June last year, the twins hatched a plan to extort money from the complainant, who was in a relationship with Shyleen taking advantage of their identical nature.
It is alleged that their game plan was letting Shylet seduce the complainant during Shyleen’s absence.
In pursuance of their plan, Shylet would take the complainant to the bedroom and then Shyleen would catch them in a compromising position.
It is the State’s case that the complainant and Shylet went into the bedroom where Shyleen pounced on them and started accusing the complainant of infidelity.
The pair started assaulting the complainant with wooden spoons and shoes all over the body while recording a video.
t is the State’s case that the duo went on to extort US$3 000 from the complainant, threatening to leak the video on the social media if he failed to give them the money.
The state is however making efforts to separate charges since the two denied the extortion charges and pleaded guilty to assault charges.