A 15-YEAR-OLD girl from Matshobana suburb who was heading to a house for extra lessons was reportedly dragged into a neighbour’s house and detained for four hours.
The minor’s mother said her daughter was dragged by a 25–year–old man into a house where there was a 28–year-old man who was sleeping on the bed.
“They ordered her to undress and sleep on the bed but she refused to yield to their odd demand. One of the guys threatened to beat her up but she was not moved by their threats,” she said.
They devised a new plan to force her to sleep on the bed.
“Two hours later the 25-year-old guy left and the 28-year-old guy tried to stuff a piece of cloth into her mouth but his efforts were thwarted by the high pitched screams of my daughter. A neighbour rushed to the house and found the door locked. She knocked at the door while the teenage girl was screaming inside. The guy only opened the door when police officers arrived at the house,” said the mother of the teenage girl.
A source close to investigations said the pair were arrested.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident: “We would like to urge citizens to keep indoors during this lockdown period because failure to do so one might fall into a tragedy like the teenager who was going for extra lessons. We also urge parents not to send their children for extra lessons and should stay at home because government is trying its best to contain the spread of the virus.”
They pair is expected to appear in court soon.