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Zimbabwe man claims rape by gang of women

A Zimbabwean man has accused a group of three women of drugging him, robbing him and raping him in the southern city of Bulawayo, according to a police spokesperson Wednesday. Police say this is the fifth sexual attack against males in less than a year.

The 26-year-old man said he was offered a lift by the three women, but passed out after they put some sort of alcohol substance on a cloth and placed it over his mouth against his will.

"After he woke up he was naked and the ladies took turns to rape him and abuse him," said police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena.

Bvudzijena said the women also took the man's money, about 200 euros, and his cell phone.

"The intentions by the three women are not clear but we suspect it could be for ritual purposes," he added. While sexual attacks by women throughout the country have been carried out by various numbers of women, Bvudzijena says that victims have all been caught unaware when they were drugged.

Last February, a group of four women forced a 25-year-old man to sex sex with them at gunpoint, and in a separate incident, a 30-year-old was also drugged and sexually assaulted by three women. Two of the women had guns.

In September, a 44-year-old man was ordered to wear a condom and have sex with two women while a man stood guard.

"A docket for aggravated assault has since been opened in these cases," said Bvudijena. There is currently no law on the books in Zimbabwe for rape by a woman.

 

 
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