Gang rapes two women, drowns hus­bands in dam

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Tanaka Mrewa

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo who was part of a 12-men armed gang which al­legedly raped two women and drowned their hus­bands in a South African dam has been ar­rested.

Nku­l­uleko Ron­ald Dube (27) of Emthun­zini near So­lusi ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo Mag­is­trate Mr Ti­nashe Tashaya on Mon­day.

He was re­manded in cus­tody await­ing ex­tra­di­tion to South Africa.

A court heard how Dube fled to Zim­babwe af­ter com­mit­ting the crime in Oc­to­ber last year.

He was part of a 12-man gang that ac­costed and robbed the cou­ples at Rhodes Park dam in Kens­ing­ton, Jo­han­nes­burg. The gang forced the hus­bands into the lake where they drowned be­fore sex­u­ally as­sault­ing and rap­ing their wives.

Three gang mem­bers Thabo Nkala, Ed­more Ndlovu and Mduduzi Mathi­bela are al­ready ap­pear­ing at the South Gaut­eng High Court in South Africa. Eight other ac­com­plices, some of them be­lieved to be Zim­bab­weans, are still at large.

Mr Tashaya re­manded Dube to Novem­ber 23 when the ex­tra­di­tion ap­pli­ca­tion is ex­pected to be heard.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Tau­rai Hon­doye­moto said Dube and his ac­com­plices stripped their vic­tims and drowned them in Rhodes Park dam af­ter rob­bing them of jew­ellery and cell phones.

“Ac­cused per­sons am­bushed the now de­ceased at Rhodes Park dam, Kens­ing­ton in South Africa. They were armed with firearms and a knife. They de­manded cash from them at gun­point. When they re­alised that their vic­tims had no money, they stripped and drowned them in the dam,” said Mr Hon­doye­moto.

“Ac­cused per­sons ap­proached the two ladies and or­dered them to lie down. They searched them but found no money. Dube used an Okapi knife to cut out one of the ladies’ panties and raped her once.”

Mr Hon­doye­moto said one De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Mu­gadza con­sulted In­ter­pol Pre­to­ria af­ter Dube was ar­rested, and it was con­firmed that the ac­cused per­son was on their wanted list.—@tan­nytkay

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