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The Epworth man who was nabbed by members of the neighbourhood watch committee while molesting a dog, an act prosecution described as “out of this world”, was yesterday sent to jail for eight months.

Neville Mpofu (49) of 729D Overspill, Epworth denied bestiality charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Vongai Muchuchuti, but was convicted after prosecutor Ms Dora Moyo proved a g case against him.

Ms Muchuchuti sentenced Mpofu to 12 months in prison but suspended four months on condition that he does not commit a similar offence involving bestiality in the next five years.

He will serve eight months effective.

In passing sentence, Ms Muchuchuti said the court was satisfied with the evidence led which was sufficient to secure a conviction.

“The accused pre-meditated the offence and there is a possibility it was not the first time he had engaged in a sexual act with the canine,” she said.

“If it was not for the diligence of the officers, the accused would have continued to abuse the poor animal. What makes it worse is that the animal can’t complain.”

In aggravation, Ms Moyo described Mpofu’s behaviour as “out of this world” before telling the court that people like him were not fit to live with other human beings.

In mitigation, Mpofu told the court that he was a divorced father of two and had no assets of value.

He maintained his innocence, indicating that his step son was against him, prompting him to buy time in the maize field waiting for him to leave the house.

Mpofu bragged that his manhood was so big that it could not fit into the dog’s private parts.

During the trail, the galley was left in stitches as members of the neighbourhood watch committee gave a blow by blow encounter of Mpofu’s actions.

State witnesses Cephas Dzamara, Mike Purazi and Chrispen Dokote’s evidence corroborated each other, emphasising that Mpofu, in apparent enjoyment, was holding the dog tightly between his legs.

Mpofu looked amused by the way the witnesses described how they stealthily approached him and waited for a couple of minutes peeping over his shoulders scrutinising what was transpiring.

Source : The Herald

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