Woman Raped By A Gang Of Robbers In Front Of Husband And Children
In a sad update from Bulawayo, a woman was gang-raped in front of her children and husband by armed robbers who forced their way into their family home.
According to the family source who requested not to be named said on Christmas Eve at around 8 PM when the couple and their children had retired to bed, the husband heard the noise from the kitchen.
“He wrapped himself with a towel and rushed to check what was happening, he got the shock of his life when he saw four men standing in the kitchen. Fear gripped him as the two of the accomplices grabbed him by the neck and pointed a knife to his face while warning him not to scream, he never screamed,” said the family source.
The armed robbers are reported to have demanded cash while threatening to kill them,
“He gave one of the accused persons a Samsung J2 cellphone. The two accused persons searched the house and took R630 which was in a wallet under the mattress and US$4 which was in the wardrobe,” said the source.
The robbers then made their way to the bedroom where they beat up his wife with a stick on the buttocks before raping her.
“They took turns to rape her without protection in front of her children who were crying. After committing the horrendous act they fled,” said the source.
The couple then reported the incident at Magwegwe Police Station.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
“We confirm that we are investigating a case of unlawful entry, rape and robbery. We are making some follow-ups. This was an unfortunate situation where four unknown men broke into a house and raped a woman in front of her children.
“We urge members of the public to come up with information to help the police to arrest these robbers because we believe these robbers are not from the Mars but are from the community and someone knows them.”