TWO armed men pounced at a woman’s homestead while she was sleeping with her daughter-in-law and violently robbed them of their cash and cellphones before they rap_ed the pair.
The incident occurred in Hope Fountain on the outskirts of Bulawayo last week on Saturday.
A relative who spoke on condition of anonymity to B-Metro said Sonyboy Sibanda (29) and Nhlanhla Tshuma (25) pounced at the home of the woman saying they wanted to buy cellphones.
The source said the mother-in-law did not suspect anything sinister since the accused persons were their regular customers.
While she was showing them the cellphones, Sibanda pushed her inside the room and ordered her to wake up her daughter-in-law.
They demanded cellphones and cash.
“One of the accused hit the mother-in-law with a machete on the head while demanding that she surrenders all the cash. They also hit the daughter-in-law with open hands and a machete,” said the source close to investigations.
They added: “Mother-in-law surrendered four cellphones, three pairs of shoes, three packets of snacks, US$40-00 and $2 200-00.
They were not done yet, as they complained that the items they took were not enough. They ordered the pair to lie down.
“The pair were se_xually attacked in the same room at the same time. Sibanda rap_ed mother-in-law twice without protection while Tshuma rap_ed the daughter-in-law without protection saying the money they were given was not enough so they had to compensate with se_x,” said the source.
Deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident: “We arrested two suspects who robbed and rap_ed a woman and her daughter-in-law in Hope Fountain. We would like to urge members of the public not to entertain any stranger(s) during the night and also not to keep money at home.”