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HARARE, Dec 25– The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) say they cannot arrest the touts who stripped and molested a Harare woman at a commuter omnibus terminal here last week until she makes a formal complaint.

Police Spokesman Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi told New Ziana Wednesday that investigations had been completed and a docket prepared regarding the case in which touts, commuter bus drivers and conductors at the Fourth Street bus terminus here stripped and harassed a hapless Harare woman and the
pictures went viral on social media platforms, resulting in the police positively identifying some of the culprits.

The woman has not heeded calls by the police to come forward and press charges, said Nyathi. “We have identified the kombi owners, conductors, touts and drivers involved. The incident happened at the Fourth Street commuter omnibus rank,” he added.

“We said the girl should come forward and report the matter. We are done with our investigations and if she comes forward we will go to court straight away and they will make sure they give them appropriate sentences.

“The docket is ready and we are appealing to the media to help us disseminate information for the girl to come forward for us to proceed with the matter.“

The inhuman sexual abuse and stripping of the woman has drawn the ire of women groups who have since accused the police of not protecting the victim, allegations which Nyathi denied, saying the police had done their part.

SOURCE: NEW ZIANA

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