ZIMBABWE’S spe rm harvest menace has hit South Africa after a male hitchhiker from Polokwane was drugged and rap ed by two women.
According to a South African community paper, Capricorn Voice, the man was forced to drink an unknown substance before the two ladies took turns to rap e him. South African police confirmed the incident but no arrests have been made.
Said Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe: “After the ordeal it is alleged they drove further with the victim and dropped him off in a secluded area near Tzaneen CBD, where he proceeded to the Tzaneen Police Station and reported the matter.
“The public is urged to use reliable public transport at all times to prevent these kinds of heinous incidents from happening.
“Both motorists and pedestrians who use these spots are vulnerable to these sorts of criminals where serious criminal activities, such as car-jackings, murders, rap es and armed robberies, are often generated.”
Zimbabwe has recorded a number of such cases with analysts attributing the incidents to mysticism where the harvesters allegedly sell the spe rms as a token for luck to desperate people.
A few years ago, three women from Midlands were in court fighting numerous counts of rap e after being nabbed with several c0nd0ms containing sper m.
The trio were suspected to have been the notorious sper m harvesters for terrorizing hitch hikers between Harare and Gweru.