Amid the high prevalence of rape cases in the country the Zimbabwe Republic Police has issued an advisory warning to women.

Below is the full statement:

The ZRP would like to alert members of the public that we have noted with concern a trend where women involved in vending are waylaid into bushy areas or other secluded places where they are later raped.

The assailant(s) pretend that they want to buy wares in bulk and offer seemingly lucrative deals to lure the unsuspecting victims. We are urging members of the public to be wary of people who want to conduct business with them at secluded places.

Avoid using bushy areas as we continue to record cases of rape from such places. It is prudent to escort school children to and from school so that they do not fall victim to paedophiles.