The suspects Prince Chikomo, Romeo Chirara, and Admire Chirongoma, all aged 18, submitted a medical affidavit that confirmed the suspected prostitutes had genital infections.
In response to this, they have now filed a suit which claimed that they were assaulted by the prostitutes and also confirmed they were infected with the genital infection.
The ‘Tobva Tadii Paya’ based gold miners accused of gang-raping the suspected prostitutes approached a High Court on Tuesday, Nov, 14 applying for an inquiry to have the investigating officer in the matter appear in court.
Challenging this through their lawyer, Tawanda Takaendesa, they backed up their claim with a medical affidavit they submitted as evidence which confirmed the complainants were infected with genital warts.
In his ruling, High Court Judge Justice Clemence Phiri ordered that the investigating officer in the matter should appear in court to answer to the issues raised by the trio on whether they were assaulted or not.
The matter has since been adjourned to November 16 for further hearing with Justice Phiri demanding to know why the matter has been postponed four times.