HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean twins who became media
celebrities for appearing in public wearing nothing
traditional African goatskin loincloths have been
pending trial for indecent exposure.
Harare magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe also ordered the
22-year-old brothers, dubbed the "Terrible Twins" by
newspapers, to undergo psychiatric evaluation, the
Herald newspaper said Friday.
The men, Tafadzwanashe and Tapiwanashe Fichani, raised
eyebrows last month when they went to an upscale
shopping mall clad only in brief loincloths -- leading
shocked shoppers to call the police.
The twins said they were making a statement by
traditional African clothing dating back to
State prosecutors disagreed and lodged a case of
exposure against them, a position the Herald said was
the head of Zimbabwe's National Traditional Healers'
"We have failed to see how their actions conform to
culture," association president Gordon Chavunduka told
newspaper. "Dressing of that nature is now reserved
traditional and cultural occasions, not everywhere."
The twins were denied bail and ordered back to court
trial on February 2.