By Francis Batt
A Zimbabwean man, now resident in Slough, in the UK, who frequently intimidated and abused workers and visitors, has been banned from setting foot in the town centre.
Temba Mukiwa, 44, has been served a Criminal Behaviour Order for his offensive antics.
He is not permitted to enter a designated area of the town centre, drink alcohol in the street or cause fear alarm or distress anywhere in the borough.
Justices of the Peace sitting at Slough Magistrates’ Court heard Mr Mukiwa had breached a community protection notice which prevented him from drinking in the town centre.
If he is spotted breaching any prohibition of the new order which lasts for five years, he can be immediately arrested.
Mr Mukiwa’s antics include intimidating street drinkers to buy alcohol for him from shops which have been prevented from serving him.
In the last two months there have been five complaints regarding graphic songs about what he wanted to do to women working in shops as well as banging waste bins like drums.
The council’s neighbourhood enforcement team, led by Richard Palacio, worked with the business community and police to gather evidence.
Cllr Pavitar K. Mann, Slough Council cabinet member of planning and regulation, said: “This man has been making the lives of people who work and visit the town centre a misery with his behaviour.
“This is not acceptable to the council or our residents and our officers have worked extremely hard to gather all the information for magistrates to impose the Criminal Behaviour Order.
Mr Mukiwa was sentenced on Monday and given a 12 month conditional discharge and a victim surcharge of £21 which was served by one day detention in court, as well as the restrictions placed under the Criminal Behaviour Order.
The court heard he has criminal convictions in the UK and his home country of Zimbabwe and faced further offences which are currently going through in the criminal justice system. He is also on immigration bail.
If Mr Mukiwa is seen in the town centre, or is seen drinking or causing harassment alarm or distress anywhere in the borough the police should be called on 999.