A man from Nketa suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly rap_ing two sisters who were on their way home from a bar.
It is reported that Chimwinya Muleya rap_ed the two sisters whose ages were not given after they left a bar in Nkulumane suburb at around 10pm.
The incident which happened on 31 October 2022 was confirmed by Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Nomalanga Msebele.
“We would like to confirm that we have arrested a man from Nketa suburb for allegedly assaulting and s_əxually attacking two sisters who were walking to their home along a footpath in the evening,” she said.
Asst Msebele strongly warned members of the public from walking along footpaths especially during the evening.
“We strongly discourage community members from walking along footpaths during daytime or in the evening because they could be easily attacked by criminals,” she warned.
It is reported that on the day in question when the two sisters were a few metres away from the sports bar, Muleya emerged from the bush and pounced on them.
Upon seeing him, the elder sister took to her heels, leaving her younger sister behind.
It is alleged that Muleya struck the younger sister with a stone on the head and she fell to the ground and passed out.
After that he followed her elder sister and he managed to catch up with her and struck her with stones on the head and shoulder.
As if that was not enough, he then dragged her to a nearby bush and allegedly rap_ed her.
After rap_ing her he turned to her younger sister and allegedly rap_ed her also.
After the heinous acts, the two sisters went and reported the incident to the police and investigations led to the arrest of Muleya.
The incident comes hot on the heels of a similar one which recently happened in Gweru when a man who was heading to the city centre with his wife along a footpath was stoned by an unknown suspect before he allegedly s_əxually attacked his wife.