Zimbabwe: Shot suspect jailed without treatment

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The Independent Online

A prisoner who spent two months with his intestines hanging out has finally been taken to hospital for treatment.

Harare Remand Prison's superintendent says suspected bicycle thief, Baos Chimwanza, was given medical assistance after his condition was noticed during an appearance in court.

Chief Superintendent Billiot Chibaya says Mr Chimwanza was shot in the stomach when police tried to arrest him in September. He has been using colostomy bags to cover his intestines and taking painkillers. His trial has now been postponed.