POLICE have expressed concern over the continuing incidents of aggravated indecent assault cases perpetrated by suspected female rapists on male hitchhikers.
Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara said the latest incident occurred last week.
This followed a report that a 32-year-old complainant (name withheld) of Nharira View in Norton who boarded an unidentified Nissan twin cab at Katanga turn-off along Robert Mugabe Highway en route to Harare on July 3.
The car had three occupants, one male and two females. It is alleged that after driving for some distance, the women on the front passenger seat produced a pistol and pointed it at the complainant who was seated in the back seat.
The complainant was forced to take two unknown tablets and fell unconscious.
He was taken to an unknown place where he was kept in a room for two days, during which time he was forced to take various concoctions and ordered to have sexual intercourse with the two female assailants on numerous occasions.
On July 5 at around 11:30pm, the complainant was again forced to take two unknown tablets and fell sleep. He was bundled into a car before being dumped at a fly-over situated along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway.
The complainant later regained consciousness before proceeding home and only reported the matter at Norton Police Station on July 7.
In a related incident, police in Mashonaland East have launched a manhunt for female rapists who pounced on a 20-year-old man in Wedza over the weekend.
Acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident which occurred on July 6 at the 117km peg along the Harare-Wedza Road, in which the rapists used a kombi in the operation.
According to the police, a 20-year-old male adult (name withheld) from Chief Svosve Village in Wedza boarded a commuter omnibus from Makoni in Chitungwiza to Wedza at around 1920hrs.
It is reported that in the commuter omnibus were five men and six women who were all seated and the complainant occupied the back seat before paying $5.
The occupants then blindfolded the complainant with a black cloth and injected him on the buttock with an unknown chemical.
It is reported that the male occupants disembarked leaving the complainant with the female occupants who then forcefully had sexual intercourse with the complainant except for one of them who refused.
It is further alleged that the women again injected him and he became unconscious following which they dumped him in a drain.