A 13-year-old girl from Harare’s Warren Park suburb who went missing last week was found drugged and gang-raped by two men in Kuwadzana.
The girl was found by her brother and sister after six days on Saturday at a house in Kuwadzana 2 where she was allegedly being injected with a drug and raped on several occasions.
Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the case.
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He said the girl left home on the 23rd of August 2021 at around 3 PM to play with her friend and delayed to return home until around 5 PM.
Inspector Mwanza said it is believed that she didn’t go back home because she was afraid of her mother whom she stays with. He said:
She reportedly decided to walk to town along Harare-Bulawayo road until she got to Total Service station at corner Samora Machel road and Chinhoyi Street where she took a rest.
That was when a man allegedly took her into his black Toyota Wish registration unknown and drove to Kuwadzana 2 Car Park where her ordeal started.
Speaking to H-Metro, the girl’s father said her daughter was now stable and able to recollect what had happened. He said:
My daughter says she just mysteriously wandered from home in Warren Park 1 into town on foot and ended up resting at a fuel station along Samora Machel.
That is when two men offered her transport and she was injected with a drug along the way.
For all the six days she was just being injected and gang-raped and was isolated in a room.
The girl told H-Metro the names of the two men who allegedly drugged and raped her. She identified them as Kuku and Emmanuel.
Her father further narrated to H-Metro how his other daughter and son ended up finding the girl. He said:
We received a call from a lady in Kuwadzana who alerted us that she had seen my daughter at her neighbour’s house.
She had recognised my child from the missing person circulation on social media and our numbers had been attached to the circular.
My other daughter and son then went to that house and pretended to ask for water to drink and were told to get inside the house.
They were surprised to see my daughter in the house and she is the one who served them with water but did not recognize her siblings because of the drugs she was being injected.