Mushangwe villagers in Seke were left dumbfounded when a 52-year-old man allegedly pulled down his trousers and underpants a fortnight ago exposing his manhood to his 31-year-old daughter-in law.
Astone Chirawu allegedly stood three metres away from his daughter-in-law and paraded his manhood for reasons not disclosed in court papers.
Chirawu’s mother is said to have salvaged the situation when she rushed to the scene after responding to her daughter-in-law’s distress call.
Chirawu was not asked to plead when he appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Silas Chitongo facing a charge of public indecency.
According to the State, Chirawu is the brother to the complainant’s father-in-law and the two stay in the same village. On August 17, at around 10am, Chirawu’s daughter-in-law was weeding in her garden. It is alleged, she accidentally stepped on a sharp object and decided to sit down and pull it out. At that particular moment, Chirawu is alleged to have surreptitiously approached his daughter-in-law and stood at a distance of about three metres from her.
Chirawu is then alleged to have dropped his trousers and underwear just above knee level and exposed his manhood while facing his daughter-in-law.
When the complainant lifted her head, she was shocked to see his father-in-law dangling his manhood in front of her and she cried out for help.
It is alleged Chirawu’s mother came and also witnessed the incident. Upon seeing his mother, Chirawu allegedly pulled up his trousers and left the scene.
The mater was reported to the police, leading to his arrest.