A 33-year-old National Army soldier was reportedly forced to drink an unknown substance by three women who later took turns to be intimate with him before dumping him in a bushy area on the outskirts of Gweru.
After regaining consciousness, the soldier reported the attack at Gweru Central Police Station. Police said the soldier reported that the attack occurred last Sunday between 8am and 11:30am.
Midlands Police spokesperson Inspector Leonard Chabata said the soldier was at Amtec Motors in Gweru hitching lifts to Harare.
"A white BMW picked him at around 8am. The vehicle had three female passengers and a man who was driving," said Insp Chabata.
Upon approaching Ridgemont turn-off, one of the women allegedly took a container from her handbag and sprayed an unknown substance on the soldier. Insp Chabata said the soldier, who felt weak after the substance was sprayed on his body, was then forced to drink some unknown substance and fell unconsciousness.
"At around 11:30am, the complainant gained consciousness and discovered that he had been dumped in a bushy area about 100m away from the highway. He also discovered that his pair of trousers and undergarments had been removed. All his belongings were at the scene where he was dumped," said Insp Chabata.
He said the soldier, who suspected that he could have been sexually abused by the women, later went and reported the matter at Gweru Central Police Station. Insp Chabata appealed to members of the public, who might have information that can help in the arrest of the suspects, to approach any nearest police station.
"We are also appealing to members of the public to always use public transport when travelling," he said.