Zimbabwe prisoner treated for exposed intestines

A Zimbabwean prison official says a man who spent two months in prison with his intestines hanging out has been taken to the hospital.

Harare Remand Prison's superintendent says suspected motorcycle thief Baos Chimwanza was taken to the hospital Tuesday after appearing in court. The judge sent him to the hospital and postponed his trial.

Chief Superintendent Billiot Chibaya says Chimwanza was shot in the stomach when police tried to arrest him in September. He has suffered with a protruding intestine since.

Chibaya said Wednesday the prisoner uses colostomy bags to cover his intestines and takes painkillers.

The prison official says Chimwanza was taken to a hospital Oct. 11, but has not returned since. The prison doctor would not comment on his condition.