KWEKWE: Police have confirmed arrest of a Kwekwe man, Tatenda Mutema (31) for allegedly contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act after a two-meter python was found in his car.
Presence of a python in Mutema’s vehicle caused a business standstill yesterday in Kwekwe as people took turns to have a glimpse of the reptile whose presence in the car was largely linked to voodoo.
In a statement, Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the accused is currently in police custody.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a case where a 31-year-old male was arrested after being found in possession of a python,” confirmed Mahoko.
Suspect is said to have noticed the python in his vehicle before assisting his girlfriend out and also alerting people who were nearby.
The incident occurred yesterday in Kwekwe CBD.
“Circumstances are that the suspect was driving a Toyota Wish when he parked in Kwekwe CBD near ProFeeds Kwekwe Branch. He noticed a python in the car and assited his girlfriend to get out of the vehicle. They alerted people who were nearby before they locked the vehicle doors and left the scene,” Mahoko said.
“Police was later alerted and attended the scene accompanied by National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. They managed to open the vehicle and captured the python which measured about two-meters,” added Mahoko.