Zimbabwe man jailed with intestines hanging out


A Zimbabwean man awaiting trial for stealing motor cycles has been locked up in remand prison for months with his intestines hanging out after being shot in a police raid.

The accused appeared in court for a bail application this week, hobbling in pain and holding his protruding intestines in a plastic bag, local media reported on Wednesday.

A shocked judge ordered prison authorities to immediately take the man to hospital. The man told the court he had failed to get medical help since his arrest in September, Reuters reports.

A prison spokesman said the man had been taken back to hospital at least twice but there was no doctor on those occasions, and he was receiving painkillers.