In the poo - Zim cop uses wrong loo

2011-05-26 22:20

Harare - A Zimbabwe policeman has been in detention for two weeks after he used a toilet specially reserved for President Robert Mugabe's use, reports said here on Thursday.

Sergeant Alois Mabhunu, a police homicide detective in the western city of Bulawayo, was on surveillance duty a fortnight ago at the annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair when he received an urgent call of nature, local radio station VOP said.

He rushed to the first toilet he could see, which happened to be a privy being guarded for Mugabe's use during his appearance at the show. Police guards tried to block Mabhunu's access, but he fought his way through and locked himself in, VOP said, quoting from a police charge sheet.

Having relieved himself, he left and resumed his duties. But the toilet guards reported the incident, including to the secret police, and he was arrested the next day.

Mabhunu was being held in a police detention barracks outside Bulawayo and was due to appear on Friday before a police disciplinary hearing, VOP said.

Police spokesperson Mandlenkosi Moyo refused comment, saying it was an "internal matter".

Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa questioned what offence Mabhunu was being charged with.

"There has to be a law saying the toilet is the president's, but this was a public one. They will have had to issue a proclamation in the government gazette specifying it. I bet they didn't do that."

Observers say the 87-year-old autocrat is fiercely protected by large squadrons of secret police and soldiers wherever he goes. Motorists who accidentally get in the way of Mugabe's motorcade are routinely assaulted, and have no recourse to the law.

  • Michael - 2011-05-26 22:35

    mmm internal inquiry...hope they get to the bottom of this one and flush the dirty cop out

      Dundermoose - 2011-05-26 23:49

      "Motorists who accidentally get in the way of Mugabe's motorcade are routinely assaulted, and have no recourse to the law." Reminds me of a certain incident down in Cape Town...

      umlaut - 2011-05-27 07:01

      Yes dundermoose and they love it-thats why they are still voting for him? Those few (4mil.) of them that didn't like it came here----but soon it will be exactly the same here, and then they will go to ......oh no we are the last stop..-sorry no where else to go ..they will just have to bear it then.

      Matt - 2011-05-27 08:41

      If I'm not mistaken, isn't faeces an "internal matter" until it comes out?

      Upscale - 2011-05-27 10:55

      @umlaut. Someone 's forefathers also ran away from Europe.Decades later, the grand child despises foreigners and ridicles their attempt to survive on the African soil. What irony!!!!

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-26 22:37

    he should have know thta magabe is so full of shite that the toilet can only be used once

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 16:59

      You are the on who is full of shite,you bloody bad inharator,you got it on your shoulder but keep to yourelf...racist.Mugabe is the President and would be like that for goood or maybe they elect someone who will continues where mhe left.

      Gert - 2011-05-29 23:04

      Toe domp een K4 in 'n ander se K4 domp.

  • HereToStay - 2011-05-26 22:38

    So, was the toilet enclosed?

  • Skrappie - 2011-05-26 22:46

    Winnie!...The poo...

  • Neo - 2011-05-26 22:47

    Hahaha! Too funny! They have too much time in their hands that's all.

  • Gungets Tuft - 2011-05-26 22:58

    You SEE - that is why we need open toilets - so we can see the bloody agents wiping their non-revolutionary backsides on the president's triple-ply. Bastard!!!

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 17:00

      You are an idiot...finish and klaar!!!

  • Vlooi - 2011-05-26 23:09

    So he missed the invisible "Whites Only" on the toilet door. The more things change in Africa they more they stay the same.

      John Wilderness - 2011-05-27 06:45

      Not too difficult to see where Mugabe gets his ideas from. Maybe it was in afrikaans "SLEGS BLANKES" and the bloke just did not understand.

  • Henni Apple - 2011-05-27 00:36

    The transformation of Apartheid is alive and well "mugabe only" and it is part of the revolution in Africa. Limpopo Premier mathale, who was addressing delegates during the Africa Day celebrations held in Bela Bela and applauded mugabe.

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 17:09

      Thanks you seen that and the man is 100% rite,it was the same people that kept our freedom fighters in warm hands when slegte,k@@k en domste en nasie was ruling this country.Africans does'nt forget that easy!!! This is nothing compared to the time when ANC implements the freedom charter which they adopted in better pack and go to Australia maybe you will survive,provided you don't behave like as you do now.Australians does'nt play...carefull!!

      Bheki - 2011-05-27 17:40

      Hi senkgisha if these people pack and go to Australia where are going to work? What are you going to eat? Why would Mugabe be so important than any other human being if we are so equal?

  • guthrie.mitch - 2011-05-27 04:44

    oh sh#t

  • XXian - 2011-05-27 05:46

    Ironic that the tinpot african despots love their motorcades, expensive watches and private flushing toilets. Making up for lost time. 200 years ago this cretin's backward forefathers had yet to invent the wheel and waterborne sewage was crapping in the nearest river.

      daaivark - 2011-05-27 07:07

      Mugabe in no way refelcts the attitudes of most black people. Don't be such a knuckle.

      Tea party - 2011-05-27 08:44

      @daaivark some of our most prominent politicians is certainly a good reflection of the Mugabe attitude. Malema, Zuma (somebody god beaten up for showing his motorcade the middle finger) and Faku for starters. The almost daily killing of our farmers are a good reflection of the Mugabe regime as well.

      AJ - 2011-05-28 09:18

      @daaivark: you would think so but the polls tend to tell a different story. Of course Zim elections are rigged, but let's face it we dont need to look too long and hard to find people living in desperate poverty singing their way to the ballot box to vote in someone they know full well is stealing them blind and living like a king.

  • twolips - 2011-05-27 06:04

    Hope Mugabe had flushed the last time he used the loo!

      Krolie - 2011-05-27 06:38

      He should have said he was checking up on the toilet guards doing a proper job and tested the toilet to make sure there were no unexpected bombs in any shape way or form!

      Matt - 2011-05-27 08:40

      What a crap article ;-)

      Matt - 2011-05-27 12:51

      btw Krolie, thanks for sharing your post the other day, it made my week :-)

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 17:16

      you are a pure racist pink pig!!! South Africa is'nt interested in your posted crap...yuo don't like how things are run in our rich continent...go to Australia!!!

      Tea party - 2011-05-28 09:04

      @senkgisha don't worry, soon he won't have to worry about flushing toilets, he will be wearing nappies

      Krolie - 2011-05-28 20:39

      @Matt. I really have to thank YOU!! I SO needed to read your post. Thanks again!

  • Peter - 2011-05-27 06:18

    Oh, gosh! This is call 'The News.'

      chileaan - 2011-05-27 11:05

      I agree Peter ...... is this really news

  • Bel94 - 2011-05-27 06:25

    Have anyone niticed that left wing leader (the ones who claim to be "for the people by the people), are the one with the most extravagant lifestyle ??

  • awwgee - 2011-05-27 06:50

    Sounds like SA!!

  • tailormade - 2011-05-27 07:04

    Shame, here we have open toilets.....there they have holy toilets. Being detained for two weeks for crapping in the wrong toilet, what has this world become?

  • umlaut - 2011-05-27 07:09

    I have heard of car guards---but toilet guards??? And when kiddies talk at school --"My daddy is a spy for the president" the other one---"my daddy is a toilet guard, but he will sometimes spy on the president when no one is looking"

      THH - 2011-05-27 12:18

      Top Marks Bud

  • vambozha mutemi - 2011-05-27 07:56

    ha ha ha thats funny...this must be on the jokes corner, the cop must be laughing in his cell

  • Etrigan - 2011-05-27 07:57

    Maybe he was trying to unseat Mugabe

      umlaut - 2011-05-27 09:58

      Imagine the picture if mugabe needed the toilet also very urgently at the same time the guy was in there !-- the guards would probably be here in SA looking for asylum.

  • Etrigan - 2011-05-27 07:58

    Just loo what he went and did now!heheheheh

  • Jan - 2011-05-27 08:09

    I hope his aim was out and left the seat nice and wet....

  • Claude - 2011-05-27 08:21

    I hope he peed all over that seat..........

  • Retnev - 2011-05-27 08:25

    ...seems the cop found himself doing a poo in the zoo-loo...

  • Etrigan - 2011-05-27 08:31

    He just received a new pet name in jail......Poooh kie. Man I got to stop,I'm killing myself.hehehehe

  • Seperetla - 2011-05-27 08:34

    I bet the toilet did not know about being reserved for Mugabe? Otherwise it could have collapsed on its own than take Mugabe's SHIT!!!!!

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 17:17

      u must be out of your tiny idiotic mind!!!

      Nico - 2011-05-27 20:08

      Senkgisha, maybe you should have stayed in school and learned your spelling instead of liberating.

  • Matt - 2011-05-27 08:41

    Why all the crap-related news stories lately? Do they want us to comment with toilet humour?

      Janine - 2011-05-27 09:23

      You did!

  • Caterwauler - 2011-05-27 08:45

    At least he didn't do what our we in SA regularly do - pick the first slightly shielded spot (or not) avaialble. When you gotta go, you gotta go - I can identify with that - but at least he tried to observe some kind of decency. And got arrested for his troubles! Only in Africa....

  • Tea party - 2011-05-27 08:47

    This is Africa ladies and gents, you don't screw with another persons toilet!!

  • Carolyn - 2011-05-27 08:51

    Shame he could not even pee in peace

  • Flasheart - 2011-05-27 09:12

    Daar is kak in die land nou...

  • Johan van Zyl - 2011-05-27 09:28

    Just another Banana Republic...

  • Gaba - 2011-05-27 09:50

    Most people are prone to amnesia indeed!! Just to remind you of the guy who found himself (lost) in the English squad's changing rooms during the world cup got himself into some serious trouble. How then can one trivialise use of this issue... and yet you wonder how assasinations are plotted! Get real!!

      DeonL - 2011-05-27 10:09

      A bit difficult to kill someone when you are alone in his toilet. When you have to go you have to go and Mugabe too!

      THH - 2011-05-27 12:22

      That Tonsil Confessed that he was paid by a English Jurno to test the security in SA. Or are you the one that suffer from "Amnesia".

  • Jim - 2011-05-27 10:38

    What a CRAP article.

  • Matimba - 2011-05-27 11:32

    I don't understand why the detective was arrested because clearly this is not a criminal case, maybe misconduct but it does not warrant his arrest.

  • Mucaine - 2011-05-27 11:36

    What is it with the Southern Part of Africa and toilets?? It used to be a longdrop or a hole in the ground. Soon this topic will be on the Oprah show; how embarrassing!

  • MeltB - 2011-05-27 11:57

    Ooooo K@K..

  • GTA_Lad - 2011-05-27 12:20

    Just how the ANC would want it

  • GT - 2011-05-27 12:49

    I can see the light bulbs at the union buildings going off. If you are in the union buildings and reading this... DO SOME WORK!!

      senkgisha - 2011-05-27 17:20

      The people had been doing great work since wr supposed to be living in 1950's...

  • juliusedwa - 2011-05-27 13:14

    Mjm........... since when using a public toilet an offence? aftre all the presudent as human being as others no one abov others

      Bheki - 2011-05-27 17:42

      Only in Zimbabwe

  • Tea party - 2011-05-28 09:06

    They should have put a sign on the toilet at least. "RESERVED - FOR BABOON WITH GLASSES"

  • mabsie - 2011-05-29 19:17

    And this THUG is still revered by many in this country - including Juju. Eish...

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-29 23:42


  • JustinD - 2011-05-30 16:16

    Mugabe and his ugly bitch ho of a wife will be dragged behind a bakkie through the town square very soon........Stand up people of Zim and take back your country.

  • Lejoejoang - 2011-05-30 16:40

    I took my gud time 2 read all ur comments guys. From Michael 2 JustinD, My point is leave Mugabe & his Zimbabwe alone. He once told Tony Blair 2 leave his Zimbzabzwe alone & look on his Britain. Who r u to say much abt da man who redicule former British PM. Or else do u want Zim 4 our selves.

  • stephen.cole1 - 2011-06-01 13:04

    A smell a touch of apartheid here !

  • Mike - 2011-07-30 05:50

    Only Mugarbage prostate allowed to peee here.(sign on the door)

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