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Zim woman (22) survives 11-man gang rape in South Africa

By Nqobile Tshili

A 22-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean woman based in South Africa was allegedly gang raped by 11 Tanzanians while coming from work last week.

The incident occurred in Johannesburg and the Zimbabwean Embassy is investigating the sexual assault.

The woman’s identity has been withheld for ethical reasons.

Zimbabwe Consul-General in South Africa Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro said his team was on the ground to establish what really occurred.

“We’re investigating a case where a 22-year-old Zimbabwean woman was gang raped by 11 Tanzanians while coming from work,” said Mr Mukonoweshuro.

“The team is out trying to find out what happened but I’m told she was raped by Tanzanians not Nigerians as we had been earlier told.”

He said the woman was sexually violated while coming from work.

Mr Mukonoweshuro said the woman was working at a tavern that closes very late at night or in the early morning hours.

He said 11 Tanzanians could have ganged on her as she was heading home.

The Consul-General could not reveal whether the rapists had been arrested.

Mr Mukonoweshuro urged Zimbabweans to be alert while travelling at night saying Johannesburg was a very dangerous city.

“There has always been violence especially in Johannesburg and we urge people to take extra care. Therefore, it is always advisable that people should secure their travel because there are those criminal elements who always want to take advantage of the situation,” said Mr Mukonoweshuro.

In 2015, two white South African men filmed themselves gang raping a Zimbabwean woman who had approached them seeking employment as a domestic worker.

The video sparked public outcry resulting in the two rapists being arrested.

On October 17, 2015, a gang of eight men armed with a gun and a knife attacked two couples who were taking a stroll at Rhodes Park in Kensington, South Africa.

The gang drowned the men in a nearby dam, used a knife to cut off the panties of both women and raped them.

The gang stole the couples’ clothes, jewellery and a cellphone which they sold for R320.

Three of the gang members were found guilty of robbery, two counts of rape and two counts of murder and were each sentenced to four life sentences.

The remaining five suspects who are believed to be foreigners are suspected to be hiding in Zimbabwe. One of the suspects was arrested last year in Zimbabwe where he had committed another crime.

He is expected to be extradited when that matter is resolved.

Media reports had initially indicated that 12 men had attacked the two couples.

South Africa has one of the highest rape case statistics on the continent with reports suggesting that a woman or girl child is sexually violated every 26 seconds. The Chronicle

  • Eleven men one woman. God have mercy on this world.

  • i blame the kudhadhamuka kunge ndandi heat maker

  • lyf is difficult

  • lyf is difficult

  • vakaverengwa nani vanhu ava???

  • Iye waiendepy

    • Hanzi aibva kubasa

    • seriously??does it matter?wereva she ws cmin from doesnt justify such inhumanity

    • so ndiye ava ne mhosva manje kt aiendepi . instead yekublamer those who raped her ukutitsvagira victim mhosva

    • Aaah kunokuzim kuti mabasa apera

    • Kazhinji vanoshanda till late vanofamba ini groups or kubhadhara mota votakurwa when they knock off coz jozi yakangodaro

  • is it a Zimbo ? munenge makutivinga manje

  • Are the 11 human beings or dogs? What was the motive behind?Let the law do something on them.

  • very sad and painful indeed

  • They have been arrested on the sport. Do not blame us south African just blame your president Rob Mugabe

    • A LOT OF SOUTH AFRICANS LIVED IN ZIMBABWE TOO DURING THE APARTHEID ERA AND NO BODY VICTIMIZED THEM AND JUST BECAUSE everything is WELL IN SA NOW DOES NOT MEAN, IT WILL ALWAYS BE LIKE THAT

    • True that Sharai Ngundu. Amen.

    • Shut the hell up dom kop

    • wat does someone being victimised has to do with Mugabe .if dnt any concious pliz kip yur comments to yurself.southafrican women are being raped and killed is it becoz of the president .cummon ppl wat has happened to ubuntu.

    • Oky no problem u want us to blame Mugabe wat about KARABO MOKOENA the lady who was killed n burnt n the former genaration actor who was killed last week in soweto should we also blame Zuma abt it?

    • Leave that bustard she s full sheet

    • There’s also 2 South Africans ladies who were raped and burnt before Karabo, what are you talking about idiot nxaaa

    • Dick head

    • Your mind is fucked up. Crime is a crime no matter who is the perpetrator. I hope you understand the word PERPETRATOR

    • Why would i blame someone who doesnt know the difference between SPORT and SPOT

  • Imbwa hadzidaro dzinotanda dzakawanda asi ino pinda i 1 saka ava hatizivi kuti chii

  • Pfekai vanhu veZim,murikutifambira makashama kuno.Kutevedzera kwamakada uku mukuite masikati not usiku. Pfekai zvisingamutsi zvivete bcz murume akaona zviripanze anonzwa hasha chaiko.Men stop rapping them plzzzzzzzzz

  • Mai Christabel Christine Cassie

  • So sad. At 22years and she is already working in a tavern …..in a crime infested city!

  • She is beautiful n likes revealling her thighs meib. Tanzanians were also deported in Mozambique coz they are raping n spreading Aids wherever they are

  • Come back home kuno hakuna zvakadaro maiti murikutiza nhamo chiona nhasi ndezvipi m sorry my sster

    • I dont assume her attire contributed to the assault moreso its too cold to be semi attired

  • I blame Bob& his evil regime for putting our people in danger& going to dangerous foreign countries!!

  • for the rest of his life he will never know peace. on top of that he is in a society that believes in witchcraft and ignorance is the norm. I feel sorry for him. killing 1 person is traumatic enough, imagine 20 🙁

  • GOD HAVE MERCY,THIS IS TOUCHING

  • I feel sorry for her is it the one aired on watsup it so so bad

  • Some of these girls want quick cash anenge akatovaedera achida mari akasvika vakawanda zvamukurira oti rape

    • For a woman to say that, its very ignorant and disgusting… If she was raped she was raped what’s wrong by taking one woman’s word at first glance rather than say such unkind things ,from a man I would expect it but from a mother… Check urself

    • U have checked me good 4 u the key word is some so dear watever came to ur mind when u read my post its ur business

    • handifunge kuti unozvara Chenge, kuita moyo wakashata kudaro, didn’t u hear dat she was coming from work, mabasa anosiyana ufunge, mwari vakuitira nyasha mashoko ako andirwadza, munhu wemukadzi anotaura kudaro, hope hazvizomboitikewo kwenyu makagarika hamungoiti mabasa ese ese

    • Ndinozvara mufunge mwari wangu mupenyu why do u rush to curse hamunyare i have read so many versions of this story ndosaka ndaisa that comment vanhu vanoshanda till late vanofamba in groups or kubhadhara mota inovatora per month nyaya yekuzvara kwangu yapinda papi nhai zvakakuomera read and understand b4 judging moyo wakashata mukauona munouziva imi tarisai wenyu

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  • A Zimbabwean raped by Tanzanians in South Africa.

  • shame haisi mhosva yake uye hakusikuda kwake .nhamo ndoinotumA zera rakadaro kushanda mabasa akadaro cz tiri kutambura vedu wee

  • Thabani Maths thnx fr your comment that’s true hatisivi vana veZimbabwe vapindwa neyi chokwadi kufamba vakashama . Kudiwa chero wakapfeka long skirt or dress unongodiwa wani kana murume akuda musadero tavakushaya chimiro chokwadi nemapfekero enyu.

  • schicco

    Why is it a silly comment? What Nkosinam said are our greatest fears too.

  • Really sad, hope she finds the strength to go through this ordeal

  • Marcia Sithole