Yes, in Western democracies the world over, men and women come home from long days in the office, snuggle up in front of their flat screen televisions and watch TV shows about the zombie apocalypse. In Robert Mugabe’s very undemocratic Zimbabwe however, the dead really do come back to life occasionally.

34-year-old Brighton Dama Zanthe had reportedly been unwell for some time and had been laid to rest on Monday, after reportedly passing away over the weekend.

As Zanthe’s friends and family filed passed his mortal remains in an open coffin at his funeral, one of them noticed that something was rather awry.

Lot Gaka, the owner of a transport company which had employed Mr Zanthe, noticed that his former employee was behaving in a most peculiar way, considering that he was supposed to be a corpse.

His legs were moving.

“I was the first to notice Zanthe’s moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body. This shocked me. We called an ambulance immediately. It’s a miracle and people are still in disbelief.” Gaka is reported as saying in the UK’s Daily Telegraph.

Let’s hope you haven’t already filled Brighton’s position, Mr Gaka.

The ex-corpse of Brighton Zanthe reportedly gave an interview to The Chronicle newspaper, saying that he had no idea how he had “died” nor indeed how he had come to be “resurrected”.

“Everything is history to me. What I can only confirm is that people gathered at my house to mourn but I was given another chance and I am alive. I feel OK now.”

Bully for you, Mr Zanthe.

Having spent a couple of days in hospital, Brighton has now been released back into the community and, as of yet anyway, hasn’t tried to eat the brains of any humans, which is a plus.

Guess I can put my shotgun and crossbow back on the shelf, for the time being anyway.

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