Armed Female “Rapists” Attack Hitchhiker

Crimes and Courts Rape

Police in Marondera, Mashonaland East Province, have urged members of the public to consider using public transport after three female suspects allegedly took turns to “rape” a man at gunpoint near Chihota after giving him a lift.

According to NewsDay, the suspects, who were reportedly driving a blue Honda Fit vehicle, also robbed the complainant (name withheld) of his money and belongings.

ZRP spokesperson in Mashonaland East Province, Inspector Simon Chazovachii, confirmed the incident. He said:

We are appealing to anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects to assist us.

We also urge the public to consider using public transport to avoid such incidents.

Insp Chazovachii said on 22 February, the complainant boarded the vehicle at Mbudzi traffic circle in Harare on his way to Beatrice.

The vehicle had three female occupants including the driver. Two females occupied the back seat.

Upon arriving at the Harare South turn-off, one of the suspects told the complainant that they wanted to pick up someone near the Harare South Golf Course.

Along the way, the suspects stopped the vehicle in the bushes and sexually abused the complainant.

After the act, they dumped him by the roadside and sped off toward Chihota.

The suspects also took the complainant’s belongings and US$60.

The man was then admitted at Beatrice Hospital where he is being treated.