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Man strips and marches through streets

Sukoluhle Ndlovu
A Gweru man stripped naked at Kudzanayi bus terminus before walking into town.

His move comes barely two months after a Bulawayo man did the same protesting against ill treatment by his father and step mother.

People jostled to get a glimpse as the man took off his clothes one by one until he was completely naked.

A witness, George Sibanda, said he was standing next to him when the drama unfolded.

“I was standing next to him at a garage when he removed his shirt. He went on to take off his trousers before removing his underwear and threw all his clothes into stagnant water.  When I asked him what his problem was he just walked away,” said Sibanda.

Another witness Grace Shangu said she believed the man could have been bewitched.

“This man seems to be normal to be walking around town naked. I think it could be witchcraft or maybe he stole from someone who then bewitched him,” said Shangu.

As if nothing was wrong, he walked along Main Street until he got to Fifth Street.

When B Metro caught up with him he said that he did not have clothes to wear.

“I am naked because I do not have clothes to wear. If you have spare clothes you can give them to me,” he said.

However, another witness believed that the man could have been performing a ritual.

“This man is not mentally challenged and he seems to know what he is doing. I suspect that maybe it is a ritual he could have been instructed to do by a witch doctor,” said the witness.