A dog took the witness stand in a legal first in Zimbabwe on Monday as a man stood trial for bestiality. Redson Miles, 32, denied the charges, telling Chitungwiza magistrate Olivia Mariga that the dog was still a VIRGIN.
The magistrate postponed trial to Thursday after ordering that the dog be examined at the vet’s after Miles told the court: “It should be easy to prove the dog’s virginity because it has never been intimate with a male dog. It’s a young dog.”
Henry Muringani, prosecuting, told the court that on August 12, Miles was drinking with fellow tenant, Belinda Nyakudya, at a rented property in Unit O Seke in Chitungwiza when the latter left briefly to buy more alcohol.
When she returned, Miles had left the spot where they were previously sitting. Nyakudya, the court heard, enquired from a child where Miles had gone and was told that he was “in his room with the dog”.
Nyakudya peeped through the window and saw Miles being intimate with the dog, it is alleged.
Belinda called a neighbour who forced open the door and “apprehended” Miles. Police were called. Miles, in his defence, claims that the dog “is my good friend and it voluntarily frequents my room to play”.