A woman was robbed by five unknown men who were driving a Honda Fit car before she was force-marched into a bushy area where she was ordered to strip naked and raped at knife point.
The incident happened on Tuesday at a bushy area near Nkulumane Complex.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident: “I can confirm that we are investigating a case of rape and robbery that happened near Nkulumane Complex where a 37-year-old woman was raped and robbed at knife point by five unknown men who are on the run. We are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of the five suspects.”
A source close to the investigations said while the 37-year-old woman, who stays at Kelvin North industrial area, was walking to the shops at around 6pm, a Honda fit vehicle carrying five men abruptly stopped in front of her.
“One of the guys greeted the lady, but she didn’t respond. Another guy got out of the car and grabbed her by her hand and bundled her into their car, one of the men pointed a knife at her while threatening to stab her if she screamed. She kept quiet and they drove along Khami Road to a bushy area which is near Nkulumane Complex,” said the privy source.
They parked the car and force-marched her into the bushy area.
“They walked for about 50 metres into the bush. When they got to a thicket one of the guys ordered her to strip naked and three of the five suspects took turns to rape her,” said a source.