There was pandemonium on Wednesday when a sex worker brought a six-metre long python into the Mutare Magistrate Court in Zimbabwe.
The snake that was allegedly used as a black magic endeavours by the sex worker who resides at a lodge in Mutare, send jitters down the spines of many.
Hundreds of people thronged the courts to see the snake which was brought by detectives and officials from the Department of Parks and Wildlife for it to be recorded as an exhibit, Manicapost reports.
After it was registered as an exhibit the reptile was taken back to the Mutare Museum for safe keeping since the Clerk of Court does not have a suitable place to keep it.
The sex worker, Queen Mpofu and the owner of the Green Gate lodge she operates from, Loice Samhere, were remanded in custody to December 20 for trial after Miss Notebular Muchineripi turned down their bail applications.
They are facing charges of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act for allegedly possessing a specified animal.
Mpofu was arrested first but she later confessed to detectives that Samhere was the owner of the snake and was only keeping it for her.
Mr Tirivanhu Mutyasira prosecuted while Messrs Chris Ndlovu and Cosmas Chibaya stood for the suspects.