A male student has been arrested for stealing panties belonging to female students from the washing lines.
Prince Danda, a student at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, was arrested after two female students reported the bizarre incident.
On Sunday, police were called to a house in Nehosho, a neighbourhood of Gweru popular with students.
On arrival, police raided Prince Danda’s room and found him with a stash of women’s underwear. Police were only able to locate the owners of four pairs, belonging to the two female students who saw him take their panties.
Danda, a journalism student, was arrested and appeared before a Gweru magistrate on Tuesday, charged with theft.
Sources at the university told ZimLive the two students told police that after they had confronted Danda yet he still went ahead and took the panties.
A student familiar with the situation said:
HE TOLD THE TWO GIRLS THAT HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING TO THE PANTIES AND WHEN HE’S DONE, THEY WILL BOTH WANT TO SLEEP WITH HIM AND THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO TURN DOWN HIS ADVANCES.
Prince Danda, a final year student, was asked by the police why he steals panties and he said he uses them for masturbation. He allegedly told the police that he would often sniff the underwear to feel the female scent and be sexually aroused. During those moments, he will imagine himself having sex with the owners.
He appeared before Gweru regional courts, yesterday, and was slapped with a community service.
Interestingly, on his Facebook page, there is evidence that Danda regularly entertains sexual thoughts.
In September and November last year, he posted passages from Eleven Minutes, a 2003 novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho that recounts the experiences of a young Brazilian hooker and her journey to self-realisation through intimate experience.
A passage from the book he quoted in September said: “After a while, she began to enter a kind of paradise, the feelings grew in intensity, until she noticed that she could no longer see or hear clearly, everything appeared to be tinged with yellow, and then she moaned with pleasure and had her first orgasm. Orgasm! It was like floating up to heaven and then parachuting slowly down to earth again…”