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Roaming dogs land Mugabe’s neighbour in court

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe/FILE

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe/FILE

HARARE, June 20 A neighbour of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has appeared in court on charges of allowing his dogs to roam on the 90 year old president’s private residence, state media reported Friday.

“President Mugabe’s 55 year old neighbour appeared in court yesterday (Thursday) on allegations of setting his dogs to hunt buck at the President’s private residence in Borrowdale,” state owned The Herald newspaper reported.

The paper said Michael Pazarangu was charged for “letting his unmuzzled ferocious dogs roam freely” which strayed into Mugabe’s property and killed a buck.

Pazarangu pleaded not guilty and was given free bail by the magistrate’s court. He is set for a June 24 trial, the paper said.

Mugabe owns a private house in the plush Borrowdale suburb on the outskirts of the capital Harare.

Early this year, it was the venue of his daughter’s elaborate wedding attended by 4,000 guests.

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