AN unidentified kombi driver and his conductor have been accused of gang raping a 20-year-old woman in Harare.
In a statement yesterday, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner, Paul Nyathi, said there has been an increase in the number of robberies linked to unregistered private vehicles.
“The ZRP is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of a kombi driver and his conductor who gang-raped a 20-year-old woman in Ushewokunze area, Harare, after giving her a lift at 1801 hours in a white kombi at Mbudzi Roundabout,” Ass Comm Nyathi said.
“The ZRP is investigating a robbery case which occurred in Chitungwiza where 14 unknown men and a woman, armed with machetes, knobkerries and hammers pounced at a house in Manyame Park and assaulted the security guard who was on duty at the premises.
“The suspects blasted the complainant’s bedroom window with dynamite and attacked the complainant, who was in bed with his wife, and demanded cash.
“They stole US$40 000, Z$20 000, six cellphones, a pistol with an empty magazine, car keys for an Isuzu KB300 and a Honda Fit vehicle.”
Police have again urged citizens to stop boarding private unregistered vehicles as most of them are still being used in robbery and kidnapping cases.
Ass Comm Nyathi added that police were concerned with murder cases involving close relatives and suspected mental patients.
“ZRP Mwenezi recorded a murder case where a suspected mentally challenged man (68) fatally assaulted a man (49) with a wooden log at Chongoveza Village, Mwenezi,” he said.
“Also, police in Bindura Rural recorded a murder case where a suspected mentally challenged man (50) fatally struck his brother (52) once on the head with an axe after a misunderstanding.
“Police in Mubaira recorded a murder case where a body of a woman (41) was found buried in a shallow grave in a maize field at Zvamano Village, Mubaira.
“The victim is suspected to have been killed by her husband, who deserted his residence, leaving a 3-year-old minor locked in a hut.
“Investigations are underway.”