Two teenage girls from the Bulawayo suburb of Mpopoma reportedly passed out and were deflowered after attending a party where the alcohol had been spiked with an unknown substance.
The two teenagers who were s_exually assaulted while stupefied reportedly lived alone, and it later came to light that they were frequently mistreated in exchange for food and other minor things like beer.
Inspector Abednico Ncube, police spokesperson for Bulawayo, confirmed the incident.
He advised parents and guardians to protect their kids from living alone because it puts them in danger.
“We would like to warn parents and guardians against letting their children stay alone while they pursue money in the diaspora, this scenario poses risk to children,” he warned.
A source close to the investigation claims that the two young girls went to a party in the Matshobane suburb on Saturday of last week and drank beer there.
According to B Metro, while they were drinking, they were unaware that it had been spiked with an unidentified substance. After a short while, they reportedly started to feel sleepy, so they were led to one of the bedrooms.
“While they were sleeping two men sexually attacked them and they woke up to the ordeal but they could not do anything as the two men threatened to stab them,” said the source.
When they had fully recovered, the rape victims reported the incident to the police.
The source close to investigations said police received a tip-off that the two victims have been subjected to sexual attacks since March this year.
“Police from Victim Friendly Unit are investigating the case of sexual abuse and it is understood the two minors have been sexually abused for food and other petty things,” said the source.