Two men ‘rape’ hitch­hiker in bushy area

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

TWO men from Plumtree al­legedly of­fered a lift to a 25-year-old woman and di­verted into a bushy area where they took turns to rape her at knife point.

Itai Jo­hanes (23) and Sim­barashe Chin­gori (32) both of Dingu­muzi area ap­peared on ini­tial re­mand be­fore Plumtree mag­is­trate, Mr Joshua Mawere fac­ing rape charges. They were re­manded in cus­tody to De­cem­ber 12. Pros­e­cut­ing, Mrs Rose Sibanda said the woman met the two men in Plumtree’s CBD on Novem­ber 24 at around 3AM while she was on her way home.

She said they of­fered her a lift and she agreed as Jo­hanes lived in her neigh­bour­hood.

“On the way to her home in Dingu­muzi Sub­urb, Chin­gori who was driv­ing the car di­verted the ve­hi­cle into a bushy area where he parked.

“Chin­gori and Jo­hanes or­dered the woman to re­move her clothes but she re­sisted,” said Mrs Sibanda.

She said Chin­gori locked the car doors, forced the woman down and Jo­hanes raped her.

Mrs Sibanda said Jo­hanes then held the woman down while Chin­gori raped her.

She said the pair then left their vic­tim in the bush and fled.

The woman went to a nearby house to seek help and re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice re­sult­ing in the ar­rest of the two men. @DubeMatutu.

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