The Villagers believe the man identified as Acry Chinhivi Shayamano has been punished by the cattle owner.
50-year-old Hamilton Magaisa said, "We all know that Acry grew "oranges" because of his thieving. People who steal are punished in so many ways. I have no sympathy for him."
Shayamano did admit that he was a thief but denied ever stealing cattle.
"Who told you that I have grown "oranges". Mine are not that bad. I never stole anyone's cattle.
"I steal but not cattle. I stole some DVDs and I was arrested and ordered to pay a fine," he said.
He said his grandmother lost two cows in February and that was the time he noticed his "oranges" growing. He said people just made a connection, which was not the case.
Acry said his "oranges" were not painful but were still growing. He said the "oranges" could be a side effect of the ARVs he was taking. He has been taking them for the past three years.
But some villagers are convinced that Acry is paying for his crime.