Earlier this week, a man from Mutare was caught in the act of engaging in the self-gratifying sexual act known as mubobobo at Mutare Girls’ High School.

The man, John Zimunya, was caught by schoolgirls who spotted him playing with himself while staring at them.

The girls immediately alerted the school caretakers, who apprehended Zimunya. He was wearing a heavy winter morning gown and a T-shirt but no other clothes despite it being a sunny day.

The police were called, and Zimunya was taken to Mutare Central Police Station.

According to anonymous sources, Zimunya is not new to the act, and he has been seen performing it in broad daylight at various locations in Mutare, including Moto-Moto in the Central Business District.

Some speculate that he may be a ritualist, as he is a taxi driver and a well-known gambler, and the act of mubobobo may be part of his good luck rituals.

Jealous Mufundisi, a caretaker at Mutare Girls’ High School, confirmed that Zimunya was caught in the act at the school gate, where his car was parked.

The girls saw him playing with his manhood while looking at them. This is not the first time such an incident has occurred, as another man was caught engaging in the same act at the same location a week before.

Mufundisi expressed concern about the safety of the girls and suggested that these men may be ritualists, taking advantage of innocent schoolgirls.

Mutare District Schools Inspector, Mr Edson Mapungwana, was not available for comment.

Zimunya appeared before Mutare magistrate, Ms Perseverance Makala, and was convicted on his own guilty plea for public indecency as defined in Section 77 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

He was fined US$65, and the case was prosecuted by Ms Joyce Tinarwo.