A 54-YEAR-OLD man allegedly caught red-handed engaging in sex with a donkey is to undergo a mental examination.

Misheck Ncube's alleged romp with the animal was interrupted by neighbour, Dokotela Mlala, of Insuza.

Ncube appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate Sibongile Msipa facing a charge of bestiality last Friday.

He was remanded out of custody to November 28 for a mental examination by two doctors under the Mental Health Act.
 
Prosecuting, Taurai Hondoyemoto said Mlala was heading to his homestead when he deviated into the bush "so that he could attend to nature's call" on November 13 this month.

While relieving himself, the court heard, Mlala saw Ncube "sexually abusing the animal in the bush".

Mlala ran towards Ncube and demanded an explanation, according to Hondoyemoto. Ncube tried to fight Mlala but he was overpowered and taken to a neighbourhood watch committee member who arrested him.

The incident reminds us of another thrilling incident that left the court gallery in stitches a while ago when a Zvishavane man was caught having sex with a donkey.

Sunday Moyo, 28, from Mandava township in Zvishavane was charged with bestiality when he appeared in court before magistrate Mildred Matuvi.

The donkey-rapist had been caught by police officers on routine patrol performing a sex act on the animal inside his yard just after 4am on a Sunday morning.

The donkey, which had been tied by the neck to a tree, was lying on the ground. Moyo admitted committing the crime but told the magistrate an enthralling tale which had the court in stitches.

"Your worship, I only came to know that I was being intimate with a donkey when I got arrested. I had hired a prostitute and paid US$20 (R220) for the service at Down Town night club and I don’t know how she then became a donkey."

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