Never be a night walker!
A 22-year-old Zupco bus conductor was sexually assaulted while she was walking home alone in the dead of the night after she had alighted from the staff bus.
The rape victim cannot be named for ethical reasons.
A source close to investigations said the Zupco bus conductor disembarked from the staff bus near Thembiso Primary School in Emakhandeni suburb at around 1AM on 31 December 2020.
While she was on her way to her home misfortune struck as a man wearing a balaclava emerged from behind her and grabbed her.
“He grabbed her before warning her to keep quiet or face death, the victim obeyed. He then fondled her breasts while ordering to head into a maize field. When they got into the maize field he ordered her to lie down facing upwards,” said the privy source.
The source went on say the sex offender raped her twice without protection.
After sexually attacking her, the source said, the sex attacker seized her satchel which contained a national identification card, cellphone and made off with it.
The rape victim reported the matter at Luveve police station.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a case of rape and robbery that happened in Emakhandeni high density suburb. We would like to urge members of the public never to walk alone during the night,”he said.
Insp Ncube appealed to anyone who might have information that could lead to the arrest of the accused to contact their nearest police station.