ZVISHAVANE, ZIMBABWE (BNO NEWS) — A Zimbabwean court heard a bizarre excuse on Monday when a man accused of bestiality claimed he had hired a prostitute who transformed into a donkey overnight, local media reported on Wednesday.
Sunday Moyo, 28, was arrested at around 4 a.m. local time on Sunday when officers on a routine patrol found him performing a sex act on a donkey in his yard in Zvishavane, a town in Midlands Province. The animal was lying on the ground and had been tied by the neck to a tree, according to the ZimEye news portal.
Moyo appeared in court on Monday but claimed he had no idea he was performing a sex act on a donkey. “Your worship, I only came to know that I was being intimate with a donkey when I got arrested,” he said, as quoted by ZimEye.
“I had hired a prostitute and paid US$20 for the service at Down Town night club and I don’t know how she then became a donkey,” Moyo claimed, adding that he is now ‘seriously in love’ with the animal.
The court ordered Moyo to be examined by two government psychiatrists and remanded him in custody until Thursday on a charge of bestiality. Both bestiality and prostitution are illegal in Zimbabwe.