“Tobva Tadii Paya” gang, famously known in a 2017 viral video showing them narrating how they gangraped thigh vendors in Chinhoyi and were later sentenced to seven years in prison have been released. Zimbabweans have expressed shock at how the two are glowing despite serving years in prison.
Two of the gang members, who were artisanal miners were recently spotted walking scot-free in the CBD and a group of people scrambled to capture them in a video.
A trending video below is of the now freed crew including the ‘famous’ Romeo Chirara(in yellow) who acted as the main spokesperson in the infamous Tobva Tadii Paya video.
The other crew members are Thabani Gazi (24) who was said to be the ring leader on the night of the rape, the video narrator Romeo Chirara (23) and Admire Chirongoma (23).
At the time of the incident in 2018, they were 19 and 18 respectively. The other boy was under age. He did his time at Kadoma Reformatory.
Zimbabweans on social media could not help but notice how the “Tobva Tadii Paya” gang are apparently looking healthy and “glowing” despite spending years in prison.
This has led some to believe that Zimbabwean prisons are not bad after all.
Below are some responses from social media users;
“Saka chikurubi yakutochengeta vanhu kunge diaspora vakuglower vakomana”
Charges against the quartet arose on July 4, 2017, when they entered rooms housing pro_stitutes at Mugwanya Compound in Battlefields armed with machetes, knives and empty beer bottles.
The four ordered one of the complainants’ client to hide behind a curtain before they gangraped the women while using protection. The court further heard that although the women called out for help they were threatened and subdued by the three men and teenager.
The gang also stole four cell phones before disappearing into the night.
The women reported the matter to the police the next morning leading to the arrest of the four.