Harare Woman Gang-raped And Robbed By Mushika-shika Crew
By Staff Reporter
HARARE – A 26-year-old woman from Avonlea in Harare West was kidnapped before gang-raped at Botanic Gardens after she had boarded a Mushika-shika vehicle from town to Avonlea on Wednesday.
Police said the four men who raped the woman also robbed her of cash and a cellphone and then dumped her.
ZRP spokesperson in Harare Province, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, has confirmed.
He said the victim was referred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for medical examination. Said Insp Chakanza:
Police are investigating a case involving a woman who was raped after being offered transport along Leopold Takawira Street in town to Avonlea.
Circumstances are that on March 1 at around 11 AM, the complainant boarded a black Honda Fit, at corner Leopold Takawira and Nelson Mandela, intending to go to Avonlea.
The vehicle had four men, including the driver.
The victim shared the front passenger seat with one accused.
The vehicle drove along Leopold Takawira towards Avondale and turned right into Cork Road just after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
When they reached a bushy area near the Botanic Gardens, the accused, who was sharing a seat with the complainant, demanded the complainant’s valuables
Complainant handed her Honor cellphone which had a US$10 note in the pouch.
Accused then snatched the complainant’s handbag and stole US$5.
The accused, who was sharing the seat with complainant, fondled her breasts and the other three accused disembarked from the vehicle and he raped her once without protection.
The other three took turns to rape the victim and dumped her in the garden.
She was later rescued by a passerby who took her to ZRP Avondale.