A ZVISHAVANE man who was reportedly caught pants down with a donkey pulled a shocker when he offered $150 as lobola in a bid to evade disciplinary measures.Dennis Muteyo (44) was reportedly caught having se_x with a donkey in
the middle of the night by its owner,Farai Shumba.
The incident happened at Kasvoro village.The alleged animal rapist was disturbed by Shumba when he was having a nice time with the donkey and reportedly failed to escape.Shumba force marched the accused to his friend’s place.
Realising he was in for a big fix,Muteyo offered to pay $150 as lobola. However,it turned out he did not even have the amount he was offering and therefore the matter was reported to the police and he was arrested on be_astiality charges.
Muteyo was hauled before Zvishavane magistrate Peter Madiba and he pleaded not guilty,but was convicted due to overwhelming evidence.It is reported that sometime in January round 11pm,Shumba was in a bushy area looking for his donkey which had gone astray when he found Muteyo raping one of his donkeys.
Muteyo was being intimate with the white and grey donkey. The shocked Shumba confronted him,but he failed to explain what was happening.He then took him to his friend Pedzisai Mapenda’s homestead and they phoned another villager Cuthbert to witness.
Muteyo offered to pay $150 as lobola for the donkey and to show his seriousness he transferred $40 to Pedzisai via Ecocash.Unfortunately,his money did not save him as the three men decided to proceed to the police to report the matter.
As a result he was arrested and he pleaded not guilty before the magistrate citing that donkeys were a distance away from him.Due to overwhelming evidence,he was fined $200 (or 3 months imprisonment) and an additional six months were wholly suspended on conditions of 5 years of good behaviour.