Police in Zimbabwe say they are hunting for women rapists who have been terrorising men usually at gun point since last year.
Hardly a week passes by without a report in Zimbabwe’s media about women who kidnap men before sexually abusing them.
The motives of the women are not known but some have speculated that they are doing it for ritual purposes.
"We appeal to members of the public to pass any information to the police regarding three women who have gone on a spree of kidnapping and indecently assaulting young men around town, " acting Harare police assistant commissioner Angeline Guvamombe said in a statement.
"The women drive in posh cars and offer a lift to their victims before spraying some liquid substance on the men’s faces.
"Once the victim is drowsy the women take the victim to a secluded place or house where they force him to be intimate with them.
Said Ms Guvamombe: "I want to warn these criminals that the net is drawing closer [sic].”
On Monday, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported that two men were kidnapped last week and forced to be intimate with women at gun point.
In one of the incidents, a 30-year-old man was kidnapped by and forced to be intimate with three women for five days after he was given some drugs.
In some cases the women use protection and collect the men’s sperms after the act, leading to speculation that they was a ritual angle involved.
At times the women are helped by armed men. Since the strange rape cases began sometime last year, no one has been arrested.
Police have said the women cannot be charged with rape because Zimbabwean law does not recognise that women can rape men.
But they will be charged with indecent assault, which carries a lesser sentence.