IN a real-life shocking case of forced penetration, two Bulawayo women allegedly ‘abducted and gang-rap_ed’ a 31-year-old man with autism.
Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
The alleged perpetrators Buhlebenkosi Mpofu (24) from Matsheumhlope suburb and her accomplice only identified as Samantha, who is reportedly on the run, allegedly took turns to se_xually exploit the man, whose name is being withheld for legal reasons, after holding him captive at a house in the city.
After “rap_ing” the victim, who stays in Hillside suburb, they reportedly searched him and took away his wallet containing $550 and US$3.
Allegations against Buhlebenkosi and her accomplice are that on 22 July 2021 and at around 6pm they approached the victim who was waiting for transport along Robert Mugabe Way and 13th Avenue.
It is reported that when they reached him, they forcibly got hold of him by his hands and quickly dragged him to a house opposite where he was standing and forced him into one of the rooms.
While in the room they undressed the victim and pushed him onto the bed where they started caressing him and fondling his manhood.
Seeing that his magic stick was now ready for the adult game they then took turns to have se_xual intercourse with him. After the act they reportedly searched him and took away his wallet containing $550 and US$3.
The seemingly traumatised victim was later rescued by a passerby, who later accompanied him to his home, where they found his mother, who had been patiently waiting for him outside the gate.
The victim narrated the ordeal to his mother, who then went and reported the matter at Bulawayo Central Police station.
Investigations by the police led to the arrest of Buhlebenkosi. Buhlebenkosi has since appeared in court before Bulawayo magistrate Stephen Ndhlovu charged with two counts of theft and aggravated indecent assault. She was not asked to plead to both counts and was remanded in custody to 13 August 2021.