A Zimbabwean soldier, who was seeking a ride to the city of Mutare, was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by several women over a five-day period before leaving him injured from stoning at a mountain range.
The 25-year-old soldier said he was picked up by two women and a man in a Mercedes Benz. He said they drove for about an hour before the driver diverted from the route to Mutare. He was reportedly threatened with a knife when he asked to be dropped off.
Assistant Inspector Nuzondiwa Clean, with the Manicaland police, told NewsDay, “The soldier requested to be dropped, but the driver produced a knife and threatened him with it. One of the female passengers blindfolded the complainant with a black cloth.” The soldier was taken to an unknown house where he was undressed, his phone and $35 stolen.
During the time he was held captive, he was ordered to have sexual relations with one of the women several times. He was held April 19 to 23. Clean said on the day he was released, he was taken to the Dangamvura Mountains, where his left foot was severely damaged by his captors, who left him there.