Numerous girls were ra_ped over the Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays in various gatherings and events across the country, The Herald reports.
The matter came to light as the ZRP National Spokesperson Paul Nyathi was issuing a cautionary statement for the new year celebrations to be held countrywide starting tomorrow evening. Assistant Commissioner Nyathi said:
The ZRP appeals to members of the public to act responsibly and avoid over-excitement as people celebrate the New Year.
It is disturbing to note that some rape cases, especially those involving the girl child, were recorded in several parts of the country as children joined adults in celebrating Christmas at parties and other gatherings.
The public is however, reminded that public gatherings such as parties are banned under Covid-19 regulations except weddings, funerals and church services. These authorised gatherings are restricted to 100 or less people. No to rape cases during the holidays.
Rape cases involving girls between 13 and 17 were recorded in Gwanda, Mabvuku, Southlea Park, Esigodini, and Mbalabala over the holidays and ZRP also recorded 2 cases of suspected murder in Harare and Chiredzi.
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