Shock as ‘female prisoner’ is discovered to actually be a male

Shock as ‘female prisoner’ is discovered to actually be a male

A dramatic scene played out at Shurugwi Female Prison last week as a supposedly female prisoner was discovered to be a male.

22-year-old Praise Mpofu who was dressed as a woman at the time of his arrest, is alleged to have been in the business of pretending to be a female to lure male clients who he would steal from.

Mpofu was arrested after he allegedly stole from a man at Gweru’s Mkoba 6 suburb. The man reportedly paid for Mpofu’s services as a commercial sex worker, while under the impression that he was dealing with a woman. When they got to his home where they were supposed to spend the night, Mpofu stole from the man and ran away.

He was arrested days later when he was spotted in Mkoba 6. At the time of his arrest, he was dressed as a woman, in a skirt and a blouse. He also had a female hairstyle and was wearing a stuffed bra to give off the impression that he had an ample bosom.

Appearing before Gweru Magistrate’s Court on charges of theft, he did not reveal that he was actually male and continued with the ruse. As a result, the magistrate ordered that he be remanded at Shurugwi Female Prison.

Due to logistical issues, Mpofu could not be transported to the female prison. Instead, he was temporarily detained at the Gweru Young Offenders Prison where he was housed with juvenile female offenders for two days.Latest Post