A woman was gang-r_aped while his husband watched after their car developed a fault while another woman was r_aped in the presence of her seven-year-old son.
The first rape case took place when the couple’s vehicle developed a mechanical fault during the night and the other incident when a Budiriro woman failed to find transport.
According to H-Metro, the woman was in the company of her husband when their vehicle developed a mechanical fault at Marimba when suddenly a gang of four people arrived and took turns to r_ape her.
Harare province police spokesperson, Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the rape and robbery cases urging people to comply with curfew order and avoid falling prey to criminals.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm receiving two cases of rape where one victim was gang-r_aped in the presence of her husband and the other in the presence of her seven-year-old son,” said Insp Chazovachii.
“Circumstances were that in the second incident a woman disembarked from a truck along Simon Mazorodze Road in the company of her seven-year-old son at corner Willowvale Road at around 20:00hrs.
“She waited for transport to Budiriro and upon failing to find it, she decided to walk towards Mbare near ZBC.
“On her way an unknown person grabbed her handbag and she shouted for help and the accused person produced a knife and ordered her to be silent.
“She was dragged to a nearby maize field and her child cried and was also threatened with a knife and ordered not to cry.
“The woman was r_aped once without protection in the sight of her son.
“The accused person went on to search her handbag and went away with US$20, a white dress, her cellphone and a packet of tomatoes,” said Insp Chazovachii.
He also confirmed another incident where a woman was robbed at gunpoint near Aspindale Park and lost her belongings that included two cellphones, US$2 and was physically assaulted.
“Circumstances were that the victim was given transport by a Mercedes Benz motorist who had other three men at the back seat at 19:00hrs,” said Insp Chazovachii.
“Upon arriving in Aspindale Park, one of the three occupants who were seated at the back pointed a gun at the woman and ordered her to surrender her belongings.
“As police we are urging people to plan their journeys in a way that they travel during the day as well as complying to curfew orders to avoid such incidences,” said Insp Chazovachii.