Two men have appeared in court for allegedly using their guns to scare the public at a bus terminus in Mutare.

Taurai Mupangabuwe (35) and Legomeka Tambe (39) appeared before Mutare Magistrate, Ms Purity Gumbo charged with contravening Section 27(a) of the Firearms Act Chapter 10:09.

Mapangabuwe is alleged to have carried a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, while Tambe is accused of having and knowingly without lawful cause discharged a firearm.

The two were remanded to 15 July on $200 bail each.

The state, represented by Prosecutor Chris Munyuku, alleged that on 30 June, the pair arrived at a local bus terminus, where they inquired fares to Mutasa.

The court heard that the response they got did not please them and they drew out their pistols, with Mupangabuwe being under the influence of alcohol, ordering everyone to move away while Tambe fired two shots into the air.

A report was made at the nearby army workshop and the two were taken to the police.