A Bulawayo couple’s evening took a nightmare turn when they were attacked, robbed, and subjected to an awkward deed by two unidentified assailants in a horrible occurrence that occurred in the shadows.
Tuesday night, about 11:30 p.m., Linos Sibanda (32) and his partner were returning home from a Bulawayo nightclub when the event happened.
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According to a source familiar with the incident who spoke to B-Metro, Sibanda and his partner had left the establishment, located along Fife Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues, and were heading towards 6th Avenue in search of transportation.
It was during this journey that they encountered two armed men, wielding a knife and a hammer.
“The two men were armed with a knife and hammer. They confronted them (Sibanda and his lover) and told them to stop and surrender all the money and items in their possession. While Sibanda was trying to reason with them, they slapped him once on the face, causing him to bleed,” revealed the source.
However, the unimaginable was yet to unfold. The assailants ordered Sibanda’s girlfriend to lie on the ground and then commanded him to perform a disturbing act on her while they callously watched.
Throughout the horrifying ordeal, the perpetrators continued to physically assault Sibanda, slapping him on the back and demanding money.
Eventually, Sibanda succumbed to the attackers’ demands, surrendering R800, his black leather jacket, and a belt before the culprits fled the scene.
Distraught and traumatized, the couple made their way to the Bulawayo Central Police Station to report the heinous crime.
Law enforcement authorities swiftly responded to the report and have since initiated a manhunt for the two suspects.
The police are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure the safety and security of the community.
This shocking incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability individuals face when venturing out at night.
It highlights the urgent need for enhanced security measures and increased vigilance among citizens. As the investigation unfolds, authorities are urging anyone with information related to the crime to come forward and assist in the apprehension of the culprits.
The community at large is encouraged to remain cautious and to take precautions when out and about, particularly during nighttime hours.
It is crucial to be aware of one’s surroundings, travel in groups whenever possible, and promptly report any suspicious activities to the authorities.