Zimbabwe

Zim 'women rapists' released on bail

2011-10-28 12:38

Special Report

Mugabe shrugs off concerns over AU-West relations
Mugabe shrugs off concerns over AU-West relations

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has shrugged off concerns that his appointment as new African Union chairman will harm relations between the pan-African bloc and the West.

Harare - Three Zimbabwean women facing indecent assault charges for sex attacks on male hitchhikers to collect semen for ritual purposes were released on bail, state media said Friday.

"Three women accused of sexually abusing male hitchhikers in search of semen were yesterday [Thursday] granted $300 bail apiece," The Herald newspaper reported on Friday.

Sisters Sophie and Netsai Nhokwara, 26 and 24, and Rosemary Chakwizira, 28, were arrested early this month and charged with committing a string of sexual attacks on men. Thulani Ngwenya, 24, a boyfriend to one of the women, was also charged.

The four were ordered to surrender their passports and report to the police twice a week as part of their bail conditions, The Herald said.

Among the charges the women are facing is that in March this year they allegedly sprayed an anaesthetic substance on a 19-year-old man, after giving him a lift, the prosecution said.

On August 22, they gave a soldier a lift and forced him to have unprotected sex with them after threatening to shoot him, the court heard.

In another case, the trio are said to have stopped next to a police constable, dragged him into their car after pretending to ask for directions and forced him to have sex with them.

The women allegedly used different cars to pick up 14 other men and forced themselves on them. They were arrested when they were involved in a car accident and police found 31 used condoms in the boot of their car.

- AFP

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to connect to your inner needs and try to get things back into a more balanced rhythm. There will be emotional...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.