Zupco conductor gang-raped, robbed 

Source: Zupco conductor gang-raped, robbed – DailyNews

A ZUPCO bus conductor was gang-raped and robbed of her belongings while on her way to work in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Bulawayo.

The 23-year-old woman was waylaid by four perpetrators as she set off for work from her Emthunzini home in the city.

Bulawayo Police spokesperson Abednico Ncube said the armed suspects are still on the run and police are appealing for any information that could lead to their arrest.

“We are investigating a case of rape and robbery where a lady, who works at Zupco, was attacked around 2:30am on Tuesday.

“When she had travelled about a kilometre from her home, she met four unknown male adults armed with knives and they demanded cash from her,” Ncube said.

The gang robbed the victim of her R200 before they force-marched her back to the house.

“Upon arrival, her male co-tenant was attacked and she was then raped before those people disappeared into the darkness,” Ncube added.

The police further noted that the daring robbers then went on to attack and rob the male tenant of US$100 during the incident. Ncube however, said it was the duty of citizens to help the law enforcers in the fight against crime by providing information that may lead to the suspects being nabbed.

“What we understand and what everyone knows is that those people are from within our communities and in the wee hours of the day it means they will be coming from patronising shebeens or committing criminal activities. Work with the police and report these criminals. They might not be coming from Emthunzini but they are from Bulawayo and some people are aware that their neighbours are into crime. If you suspect anything please report to the police,” Ncube said.

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    Mapingu 4 months ago

    This is horrible!horrible!….I only wish perpetrators of these heinous cld be caged up without any delay; else they continue destroying innocent persons’ lives. But i also hv some beef with zupco. What kind of employer is it, who believes that employees (including women) can be release from work any time of day, eve as early morning as 02:30hrs and get to their homes on there own means? Ndizvovo here izvi nhaii hama dzangu?? Unless we are told zupco inedzimba dzekuti vagare havo & the lady for some reasons decided to go home that late after work. But is very unlikely that that zupco has such accommmodation for these poor workers who are made to work any time of day. This is just disheartening! Top managers of zupco vanogona kutova nemaguards padzimba dzeCo dzavanogara & the guards are paid for by Co too. Yet poor workers ……!!!!!