24 April 2014
   
New Zimbabwe Header
Zanu PF looks to revive the Zim$, claim
Bulawayo far from dead: Mayor
$6000 pay cap, govt admits defeat
MDC-T rebels hit back at Tsvangirai
ICT can grow Zim economy: Wharton
Fake flood victims face arrest: Govt
Majome ZBC challenge mischievous: Govt
Govt informs diamond firms of dislodge plans
MORE NEWS
Taxing informal sector counterproductive
Freda Rebecca gold production falls
MORE BUSINESS
Sindisiwe Dube: Byo’s music princess
Sulu: The secret to my success
MORE SHOWBIZ
FC Platinum fires asst coach Dinyero
City discusses Coach Mawiwi's future
MORE SPORTS
Is Malema's EFF an alternative for SA?
What Tsvangirai could learn from Nkomo
MORE OPINION
 
How Zim squandered Marange gift
Easter has no bearing on Christianity
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Security guard acquitted of dog sex charge
14/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Bestiality ... Man denied having sex with dog
 
RELATED STORIES
Roadblock cop killer was 'heavily drunk'
Mugabe appoints four new High Court judges
Granny murdered in peanuts row
Man bailed after 11 years in remand
2,400 girls raped this year
Man held in gay lover's death
Man sought by US cops living lavishly

A SECURITY guard accused of having sex with a dog has walked after a court dismissed the allegations citing lack of evidence.

Fanuel Tiki, 49, employed by the Fort Group Security Company in Bulawayo, was all smiles as the magistrate declared his innocence.

“The State should have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the animal in question had been indeed abused,” said Bulawayo provincial magistrate Charity Maphosa.

Tiki was arrested after a fellow employee reported him to police claiming he had caught him on company premises at 2pm having sex with the dog.

But Tiki had vehemently denied the accusations, claiming the complainant, Prince Moyo had a longstanding beef with him.

And in the absence of a smoking gun, the magistrate gave him the benefit of the doubt.

“Without such proof (of the alleged bestiality), it is probable that what the accused is alleging (that Moyo hates him), is substantially true,” said Maphosa.

Seeking to prove his “bad blood” defense, Tiki claimed he had previously censured the informant for reporting late for duty, leading to an argument.

The magistrate concluded that she could not send him to jail as the prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

She also expressed reservations about testimonies given by two state witnesses saying it was clear they had some work-related issues with the accused.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker