IN a shocking incident, a heavily pre_gnant woman was kidnapped and detained for three hours in the bush by a knife-wielding man who besieged a maternity waiting home at Manama Mission Hospital in Matabeleland South in the early hours of Thursday.
The shelter has no security details manning the premises.
Sources who spoke to CITE claimed the woman was s_xually abused.
However, a report by the District Nursing Officer, a T Sibanda addressed to the District Medical Officer, noted that the woman who was held hostage was “assaulted, threatened and was not s_xually abused by the young man.”
The suspect who is still at large also stole clothes and phones belonging to the women.
“At 330 hours, he brought back the pregnant woman who had suffered some injuries (cuts, bruises and human bites). He then ran away upon being pursued by the ZRP and some staff members.”
The hospital officials have since resolved to “identify two general hands who will act as security men and will provide security 24 hours a day since there are no security guards at the institution.”