A man was arrested on a charge of bestiality after being caught having sex with a donkey in order to cure his HIV, police in Zimbabwe said.
Zvishavane police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Dennis Muteyo, after being caught in the act of having sex with a donkey that was grazing in a field.
In court, Muteyo was found guilty of one count of bestiality, and was ordered to pay a fine of $200 in lieu of three months in prison.
A sentence of six months in prison was suspended on condition of five years of good behavior.
According to the police investigation, after contracting HIV, a natural healer told Muteyo to have sex with a donkey in order to cure his virus.
Around 11:00 p.m., Muteyo was driving on the road when he spotted several donkeys. He parked his vehicle, and approached one of the animals.
He tied one donkey to a tree and had sex with it. The owner of the donkeys caught Muteyo in the act while looking for his animals.
Muteyo offered to pay the farmer $150 in exchange for not going to the police. However, he refused the bribe and called the police.