Three women are being hunted by police after they picked up a hitchhiker and raped him in order to ‘harvest’ his sperm, police said.
The women offered their target a lift in the city of Bulawayo in the southwest of Zimbabwe, reports the Mirror.
However, the man began to suspect something was wrong when the women suddenly changed their route. Instead of taking him to his destination they allegedly parked in a semi-rural area where they took turns to sexually assault him.
He claims the women forced him to have sex with them before dumping him and making off with his semen.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango told The Chronicle:
One of the women used a condom while the others had sex with him without protection. They then took away his semen before dumping him.
The inspector did not explain why the women were harvesting semen, however the incident bears a resemblance to a series of attacks in Zimbabwe in 2011 and 2012.
Those were fuelled by a demand for mens’ semen in traditional luck-enhancing ‘juju’ rituals. According to local media the victims were drugged and threatened with guns or knives, given a sexual stimulant and forced to have sex repeatedly.
In November 2011, three sisters and one of their boyfriends were charged with attacking male hitchhikers and harvesting their semen for rituals.
The Nhokwara sisters were caught when they were involved in a car accident and police found 31 used condoms in the boot of their car.