A 25-year-old man who was hitchhiking in South Africa was drugged and raped by two middle-aged women after he got into their car. The recent wave of terror known as the ‘sperm bandits’ or ‘semen harvesters’ has been striking fear into the hearts of any would-be hitchhikers. It has been reported that the 25-year-old was hitchhiking around the Polokwane, Limpopo area when he was approached by two middle-aged women driving a Toyota Tazz.
They offered him a lift and when he got in they forced him to drink an unknown substance after pointing a gun at him.
The male hitchhiker was subsequently raped and then dumped off by the side of a road.
According to Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, he said: ‘after the ordeal, it is alleged they drove further with the victim and dropped him off in a secluded area near Tzaneen CBD, where he proceeded to the Tzaneen Police Station and reported the matter.’
It has been reported that the young man is still in critical condition while medical personnel tries to determine what substance it was that he was forced to ingest.
This is not the first ‘sperm harvesting’ incident. Recently, Zimbabwe and South Africa have been hit with a wave of female attackers who call themselves ‘sperm bandits.’
These female attackers will lure male hitchhikers into their vehicles, drug them by forcing them to ingest some sort of substance and then raping the men.
It is unclear at this time why these women are collecting semen. Some reports have pointed at ‘superstition’ being the cause while other reports indicate turning a profit on the black market. In 2011, three women were caught with 31 condoms which were filled with semen at a roadblock. The women claimed that it was for religious purposes.
Earlier this year in February, a teacher who was on his way to Bulawayo, southwest Zimbabwe, was drugged and gang-raped by three women who then stole his semen. And then in July, another teacher was kidnapped and drugged at gunpoint. When he woke up, he found himself in a room with three women who forced him to have sex against his will.
They too stole the teacher’s semen and dumped him by the side of the road. So far, the police have not made any arrests but they have urged the public to use public transportation instead of hitchhiking.
Mr. Ngoepe said: ‘both motorists and pedestrians who use these spots, are vulnerable to these sort of criminals where serious criminal activities, such as carjackings, murders, rapes and armed robberies, are often generated.’