Soldier falls victim to Zimbabwe women rapists By KITSEPILE NYATHI in Harare | Thursday, December 27 2012 at 11:59
Women rapists who have been terrorising Zimbabweans for the past two years struck again on Sunday when they allegedly abducted a uniformed soldier and took turns to sexually abuse him.
Police spokesperson Leonard Chabata said the 32-year-old soldier was given a lift by a man driving a BMW in the city of Gweru, intending to travel to Harare.
The car, which had three women passengers, allegedly diverted into the bushes instead of heading to the capital, where the soldier was gang raped by the women.
One of the women allegedly retrieved a container from her hand bag and sprayed the soldier with an unknown substance, which weakened his body.
The man was also forced to drink an unknown liquid and he passed out.
“At around 11:30am (local time), the complainant gained consciousness and discovered that he had been dumped in a bushy area 100m away from the highway,” Inspector Chabata said.
“He also discovered that his trousers and undergarments had been removed. All his belongings were at the scene where he was dumped.”
He filed a report at the Gweru Police Station.
Inspector Chabata said a hunt had been launched for the suspected rapists.
“We are also appealing to members of the public to always use public transport when travelling,” he said.
In August, a Harare magistrate acquitted three women who were arrested in Gweru last year after a bag full of used condoms was found in their car following an accident.
The women – Rosemary Chakwizira and sisters Sophie and Nestai Nhokwara - made headlines after they were linked to gangs of rapists who terrorised male hitchhikers on the country’s highways.
In their defence, the women said they were commercial sex workers and they had forgotten to dispose of the condoms.
The women rapists allegedly collect semen from their victims, which is used for rituals to enhance businesses.
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