A ZANU PF youth league member last week effected a citizen’s arrest on a prominent city modelling coach and handed him to the police accusing him of being gay.
Ricky Nathanson (48) of Barham Green, Bulawayo, was not asked to plead to a criminal nuisance charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Evelyn Mashavakure on Saturday and was remanded out of custody to today.
Allegations against Nathanson are that on January 16 at around 5:50pm, the complainant Farai Mteliso (27), a Zanu PF youth member was drinking beer with his friends at the Palace Hotel bar when he saw Nathanson entering the women’s toilet.
It is the State’s case that when Mteliso discovered that Nathanson was male, he effected a citizen’s arrest before handing him over to police at Bulawayo Central Police Station.
Nathanson was then taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for medical examination to establish his sex.
The State said the medical check showed that Nathanson was a transgender and biologically male since 2012.
This then led the police to charge him with criminal nuisance, leading to his subsequent court appearance.
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