Dogs stray into President’s property, neighbour charged

via Dogs stray into President’s property, neighbour charged | The Herald Fungai Lupande June 20, 2014

President Mugabe’s 55-year-old neighbour appeared in court yesterday on allegations of setting his dogs to hunt buck at the President’s private residence in Borrowdale.
Michael Pazarangu appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Vongai Muchuchuti facing charges of letting his unmuzzled ferocious dogs roam freely as defined in Section 46 (2)(r) of the Third Schedule of the Criminal Law and Codification Act Chapter 9.23.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to June 24 on free bail for his trial.
The complainant in matter was the State represented by Sergeant Tarirai Mhere.

Prosecutor Mr Desire Chidanire alleged that during the night of May 22, Sergeant Mike Dheremete started his night guard duty around 7pm at the President’s private residence along Borrowdale Brooke Road in Borrowdale.

It is alleged that he carried out his routine perimeter checks and concluded that everything was well.
The following day at around 5am, Sgt Dheremete heard monkeys chattering and went to check on what was happening.

The court heard that he followed the monkeys up to a small gate and discovered a dead buck lying on the ground.
The buck, which was attacked, had wounds on its neck and its private parts had been bitten off.

Sgt Dheremete informed his superiors before handing over duty to Sgt Mhere.
It is alleged that on the same day, Sgt Mhere saw Pazarangu’s two dogs drooling, ready to feed on the carcass of the dead buck.

After being startled, the dogs ran away into Pazarangu’s yard through an opening in the fence separating the two properties. National Parks and Wildlife officials identified the two dogs as the the ones they had shot and wounded the previous year following a similar incident at the President’s residence.


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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    How h. How low Mugabe has come. Pathetic zrp. Pamberi the imbwe

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    Maybe grace was on heat and beckoned the dogs ?

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    Mscynic 8 years ago

    Clearly all was not well if there was a hole in the perimeter fence!

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    The Mind Boggles 8 years ago

    Perhaps the same hole used by Gono and others to sneak in for midnight romps???

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    Zvarwadza 8 years ago

    Game park in a residential area – reads like Emperor Haile Selassie’s Jubilee Palace and the slaughtered Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s Residence. The crowning folly of all tyrants is the love for lavish lifestyles whilst the rest feed on morsels

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      Petal 8 years ago

      Zvarwadza took the words out of my mouth! Add the deposed Ukraine leader to these tyrants keeping animals in their back yards.
      These animals are supposed to be in the natural habitat not in backyards of residential areas- Does he keep an elephant in the backyard?
      They must be the biggest poachers of all time

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    Dzenyika 8 years ago

    I didn’t even know it was possible to have monkeys and bucks in Borrowdale!

    Lavish lifestyle vanhu vachitambudzika.

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    Operation Vote Well 8 years ago

    Charge the monkeys for tresspassing first and the buck for dying at HE’s palace, then the doogs and its owners

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    Madzibaba Ishmael 8 years ago

    Mudhara’s residence is covered is in a special durawall enclosure. That durawall is over 6m high all round. The only entrance into and out of the resi is through the gate. Either the dogs strayed in meaning the security did not do their job or the mhembwe strayed out and met its fate. The truth is that the neighbours dogs strayed out of the fence and the President’s mhembwe strayed out of the high security durall..the dogs and the mhembwe then met in NO-MAN’S territory. Musanetse the jolly good neighbour. Iye mudhara munhu rudziiko. Chikerema used to say akange asingadi kufudza mombe nevamwe. aingogara akatsaura dzake. Mugabe too wanted those neighbours evicted after he joined them in that neighbourhood. Now mhembwe dzake dzave kutambudza peace-loving neighbours. Vanhu vofarirepi shuwa.

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    Fixzimbabwe 8 years ago

    Maybe they were lured into the property by the smell of decaying flesh.
    There is hope for Zimbabwe yet.

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    How they like to drum up the charges… its obvious the neighbour did not “set his dogs” to hunt on the Mugabage property. That is ludicrous and a made up lie.

    And these ZRP policing the property did not notice this hole proir to the dogs trespassing?Whose responsibility is it to repair that side of the fence?

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    tell the truth 8 years ago

    The bible says love your neighbours. Being christians and catholic i wouldnt drag my neighbour to court for what the dogs may have done. Rather we would patch the hole in the fence and see if the dogs will stray in again.
    This story is crazy too, how can dogs kill a buck today then come back for the meat tomorrow. Zvinhu zvacho, mufungwa mukutonzvenga.

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    wensil 8 years ago

    I cannot believe that this is a case that can end up in court. It just shows that the police here are overzealous for nothing.

    If there was a hole in the fence then its up to the two neighbours to fix it up. Dogs being dogs will always go through an open hole in the fence and you cannot blame the owner for that. Talk of muzzling the dogs does not make sense when they are assumed to be in their own backyard.

    I think this is total abuse of the court system.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Bob and Disgrace must have been throwing tantrums as usual!

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    That means anyone can creep into the residence hunt and kill. Interesting!!

    It also means for Mugabe even dogs have no freedom to just be dogs. How bizarre!!!