This is not only terrible, it is very scary and you can only imagine how mad you will feel like receiving a weep with from a man making striking you with a dead snake's body. And at the end of the whole scenario, the man said he was under the influence of alcohol.
A Bulawayo man has been slapped with a 30 day jail term for whipping a female prison officer using a dead snake following a dispute.
Lungisani Nkomo (27) of Nkulumane was on Monday convicted on his own plea of guilty to assault when he appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate Richard Ramaboea.
The court heard that on February 13, Nkomo met Clarent Jimu, who is employed by the Zimbabwe Prison Service, in Nkulumane suburb.
He drew closer and spoke to her in Ndebele, but she replied in Shona. When Nkomo remonstrated with her over her choice of language, the prison officer would not budge.
In a fit of rage, Nkomo grabbed Jimus hand and whipped her using a dead snake he picked up at the spot. Although Jimu did not sustain physical injuries, she felt extremely offended by Nkomo's use of a dead snake to strike her and caused his arrest.
Asked by the trial magistrate why he committed the offence, Nkomo said he had done so under the influence of alcohol