A 19-year-old Harare model was raped by a man she “met” and befriended on Facebook, police have said.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said in a statement that the young woman who resides in Waterfalls was invited for modelling auditions by the unnamed man.
When the woman went to the rendezvous for the purported auditions, she was raped by her Facebook friend. The man was arrested and is yet to appear in court to face rape charges.
Said police: “Members of the public are warned against trusting people they meet online. This warning follows the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Waterfalls on 17/9/20 after she was purportedly invited for modelling auditions by a man she befriended on Facebook.
“The man has since been arrested and will appear in court soon.”
In an unrelated matter, detectives are investigating the murder of a 7-year-old boy in Murewa.
Police suspect that the boy was murdered for ritual purposes as his body was found without the head, arms and legs.
The boy went missing on Thursday after his mother had sent him to the garden and his body was discovered yesterday, with dogs feasting on the corpse.