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Man ‘raped’ for suspected ritual purposes


Police in Masvingo are looking for three unidentified women who have terrorised hitchhikers, targeting unsuspecting young men whom they offer transport before drugging and raping them for suspected ritual purposes.
A young man (name supplied) aged 19 years is the latest victim of the ladies who prowl Masvingo roads in pursuit of quenching their sexual desires.
A police officer at Masvingo Central Police Station confirmed the young man’s parents had made a report to the police last Friday.
The victim’s mother (name supplied) also chronicled the report she received from her son and said she was happy the young man was alive.
The young man left Rutenga on his way to Chiredzi where he intended to sit for a provisional driver’s licence test last Tuesday.
Upon getting to the highway, he waved down lifts and a lady-driven car pulled over to offer the young man transport.
The young man got into the car and discovered there were three women on board.
He said he enquired if the ladies were going to Chiredzi and they confirmed and charged him $6 for the journey.
When they got to Ngundu turn–off, the young man requested to be dropped off and one of the ladies suddenly sprayed powder in his face and he lost consciousness.
“When I regained consciousness I realised I had been abducted and was in a house which looked like a multi–storied building,” he said.
“I was laid on a bed and I could see a man standing by the door holding a pistol,” the young man said.
The young man said one of the ladies came back wearing a short dress and forcibly became intimate with him while the man watched. After being raped, he was drugged again and upon gaining consciousness he realised that it was dark.
He picked up his phone and attempted to call his parents but the man clad in a black suit seized it and removed the sim card. Early on Wednesday, the young man said another woman came into the room and approached him on the bed. He said he pushed her away but the man pointed a firearm at him and ordered him to comply.
The victim said after the rape he was drugged and driven 30km from Masvingo and dumped 7km off the Harare-Masvingo highway.
He said a certain lady came to his rescue by giving him $2 for transport after he had narrated his predicament.
The young man went home and her parents later reported the matter to the police. He was taken to hospital for a medical examination.

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