A man caused a stir along Khami road in Bulawayo last Saturday when he took to the streets, strolling in his birthday suit in daylight. The man drew the attention of people going about their business and commuters could be seen peeping through windows.
This called for a citizen journalist moment as people took out their smartphones to record the man taking his naked stroll.
“I think he was coming from Pumula going to Mpopoma because some drivers said they saw him at the Pumula roundabout. He had two placards written ‘why my wife did this to me’”.
“I suspect that he was demonstrating against his wife over something,” said a witness who identified himself as Kholwani Tembo.
B-Metro is in possession of the video footage where the man is seen sauntering at an intersection between Khami road and Masiyephambili near Pelandaba cemetery wearing only a pair of socks and trainers.
Some people are said to have cheered the man who had his manhood dangling while some women and children shied away.
“That man drove scores of people crazy. Omnibus operators shouted that it was a good way of dealing with the heat wave. The man looked sane and clean. Women who were with children were discouraging them from looking at the man,” Tembo added.
Witnesses said the man was walking like someone on a mission. . Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident.
“It is true that a man was walking naked. He was not mad but in a good state of mind. He failed to tell us why he was doing that,” Simango said.
Just for interest’s sake — he seemed to be circumcised.