A security guard was allegedly caught being intimate with his employer's dog in Burnside suburb. The guard, identified as Mr Fanuel Piki, was allegedly seen by a gardener on Wednesday having a nice time with the "big dog".
The gardener, Mr Prince Moyo, allegedly alerted his employer, and a report was made at Hillside Police Station.
The incident was confirmed by deputy Bulawayo police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Bekimpilo Ndlovu yesterday. Sources close to the case alleged that it was not the first time Mr Piki had had sex with the dog.
"We heard rumours that he was doing it sometime in June. The rumours were difficult to believe, but with the latest development, it becomes credible that he has been doing it for some time. We heard that he would tie it up before having sex with it. We also heard that the gardener was attracted by the dog's continuous howling when he stumbled on the incident," said one of the sources.
Another source said Mr Piki had been suspended from work as the police and his employer carried out investigations into the incident. However, in an interview, Mr Piki denied the allegations.
"These are all lies being spread by the gardener. I keep the clock in and out book at the premises and he is always late. He made up the story because I have given him several warnings and recently told him I would tell the boss that he is often late," said Mr Piki.
He said the ploy to get him fired would not work as he is innocent.
Contacted for comment, his employer said he had nothing to say.
"That is a case for the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). I really have nothing to say about the matter, if it indeed happened. If you insist on a comment, I will ask someone to get in touch with you," said the employer.
His human resources manager then called this reporter and said the matter was being handled by the police.
"It would be premature for me to say anything before police conclude their investigations. We are handling a case of alleged bestiality that happened in Burnside on 21 November," said the manager.