A man from Bulawayo was allegedly drugged and left lying in a bushy area and woke up half naked while his manhood had sem_en stains as if he had se_x.
The 38-year-old man is said to have boarded a Honda Fit pirate taxi that had two women from the city centre to Hillside at 8pm last week on Friday.
A source said while they were on their way one of the women reportedly gave the unsuspecting man a drink.
The source said after taking the drink the man allegedly felt dizzy and moments later he fell unconscious.
He does not know what happened next. He woke up to find himself lying in a bushy area half naked.
“He woke up at 1am to realise that his trousers and underwear were lowered to knee level. As if that was not enough his manhood had semen stains and he was feeling tired as if he had se_x,” said a source close to investigations.
He reported the matter at Hillside police station.
Bulawayo provincial public relations officer Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a case where a man who boarded a Honda Fit pirate taxi from the city centre to eastern suburbs found himself lying half naked in a bushy area. The suspects are still at large.”
Assistant Inspector Msebele spoke about an increase in cases of robberies committed by Honda Fit crews and urged members of the public to be cautious: “We are continuously recording crimes involving unregistered pirate taxis. We are also recording assault and rape cases. We want to urge members of the public to desist from boarding unregistered cars as some of them are involved in serious crimes.”
Meanwhile, police in Beatrice are investigating an incident in which a 41-year-old man was allegedly se_xually assaulted by the three women, who later dumped him by the roadside.
The man has since been taken to a hospital in Harare for medical attention after the women, who offered him a lift from Masvingo, allegedly took turns to se_xually abuse him.
Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident and urged people to resort to the use of public transport to avoid similar incidences, which he said were on the rise.
“Cases of this nature are rare, but their resurgence is quite worrying. The public should avoid being offered lifts by strangers and in this case, never to take drinks or other foodstuffs from strangers. We are making investigations and anyone who has information that can assist police should feel free to approach any police station,” he said.
On September 16 at around 4am, the victim boarded a Toyota Fortuner at Danga bus stop in Masvingo on his way to Corona Farm in Beatrice.
The vehicle had three adult female occupants. Along the way, the complainant was allegedly offered a drink which he accepted.
It is said the complainant recalled himself having se_xual intercourse with one of the women inside the vehicle before passing out.
The victim later regained consciousness and realised that he was sleeping by the roadside in Beatrice. He then made a police report at Beatrice.