Roaming dogs land Mugabe`s neighbour in court

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 today.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014, 18:43 PM IST

Harare: 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 today.

"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.