Police have launched a manhunt for criminals who are spreading anguish in Bhuka, Bhati and Steven areas through rape and attempted rape of school children.
Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Charity Mazula said they have received several rape and attempted rape reports committed successively over recent days.
"We have launched a manhunt and we are also appealing for information from the public. From what we have gathered from the complainants, it seems there is more than one rapist on the prowl so we will not rest until they are arrested.
"We are calling upon anyone with information to contact Officer in Charge Masvingo Rural, Chief Inspector Alexius Munkuli on 0712575535," Mazula said.
The reported cases involve primary school children who were sexually assaulted or who escaped attempted rape while on their way to or from school.
Many parents in the areas are now accompanying their children to and from school in response to the menace.local