Police Sergeant In Zimbabwe Jailed For Using President Mugabe’s Toilet

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes you just have to go.

For Alois Mabhunu, the consequences were disastrous.

Arrested For Answering The Call Of Nature In The Presidential Privy

The Zimbabwean police sergeant was on duty at the annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), in the western city of Bulawayo, when he could not hold on and allegedly dashed to the nearest toilet, which turned out to be reserved for President Robert Mugabe.

He was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of invading the presidential privy. (Yes, really.)

Here’s how RadioVop Zimbabwe reported the incident:

Allegations against Mabhunu, a homicide police detective, are that on May 6, he was on duty at the ZITF grounds during the official opening of the trade show case by Jean Louis Ekra, president Afreximbank and President Mugabe. Mabhunu  due to the call of nature rushed to the toilets reserved for Mugabe and his guest Ekra, but was stopped by other officers guarding the toilets.

Under intense pressure from the call of nature, the officer forced his way in and managed to relieve himself. He was arrested the following day on May 7 after a report was made to Mugabe’s security men and to senior police officers in the city.

Jailed For Going To The Wrong Toilet?

And he’s been languishing in jail ever since.

The Guardian reveals that the legality of the case against him has been  challenged by Beatrice Mtetwa, a leading Zimbabwean human rights lawyer.

Mugabe’s personal space — and reputation as father of the independent nation — are fiercely protected. Several motorists are said to have been assaulted by his security personnel for not giving way to the presidential motorcade.

What do you think? Does Mabhunu deserve to have been arrested?


Photo Credit: DrBacchus via Creative Commons


Kersi Patel
Kersi Patel6 years ago

Yes Parvez you are absolitely right. But, what to do - the glue is too stuck up his black ass*#le. It would be surely better if the Prez.head was dunked in the shit / pee pot immediately after the Sergeant answered the call of nature.

Diane D.
Diane D6 years ago

maybe he needs to start wearing depends ....

Jackie Greeley
Jackie Greeley6 years ago

Are you serious? Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bette M.
Bette M6 years ago

Patrick F. says
May 31, 2011 2:49 PM

President Mugabe IS a toilet
And everything that's in it.........

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.......

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

President Mugabe IS a toilet

Louise D.
Louise D6 years ago

Old Bad Bob Mugabe, he beats his opponent half to death looses the election and still stays in power. So jailing a policeman for taking a dump in a public toilet is actually quite tame behavior for him. Not as if he was going to have a who can piss up the wall competition with him.

Ernie Miller
william Miller6 years ago

Politicans or is is Dictators? where do they get their rights?

Richard A.
Richard A6 years ago

Why is this news?

ALI AHARBIL6 years ago

this is beyond ridiculous, and only some one who lack education and so full of his self can come up with an accusation like that.
So his holy excrement can not be mixed with those of common people.

Alice Wedderburn
Past Member 6 years ago

This is typical of the ptb! their heads are so far up their own a$$es but the can't see the crap!