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Man ‘goes insane’; strips off clothes in public after losing bet at MWOS

Social media is awash after a Harare man removed all his clothes and left himself in his birthday suit after losing a bet at MWOS Betting House recently.

Seen walking around the betting house bare skinned, in a video that is trending and making rounds on social media platforms, the man reportedly lost large sums of money that were meant for his business.

According to reports, the man who was witnessed by other punters staking his money on virtual games lost close to US$1 000 in total.

A source from Moors World of Sport (MWOS) betting house confirmed the incident but dismissed claims that the distressed man lost large sums of money.

“Yes, it’s true the man removed all his clothes. The incident occurred at one of our branches in Harare. But he did not lose a huge sum of money as it is being said on social media,” said the source that spoke to Nehanda Radio on condition of anonymity on Friday.

Following high rate of unemployment and economic collapse in Zimbabwe, gambling has become a new source of making money for several people.

A significant number of unemployed men who of late have been joined by women, are filling up betting houses across the country hoping to make extra money to care of their families.

Betting is legal in Zimbabwe and it is regulated through the Lotteries and Gaming Act which was passed in 1998 but came into effect in 2000.

The law only allows persons above the age of 18 years to participate in the activities of gambling.

But with the introduction of online gambling, under aged persons are also placing their bets online which is still illegal in Zimbabwe.