A snake came to the rescue of a kidnapped 29 year old Tarisai Musandidaro from Birchenough Bridge after it bit one of her attackers.
However, a snake bit one of the kidnappers.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident but was not sure about the identity of the creature that attacked the kidnappers, Manica Post reported.
“It is alleged that on the day in question at around 9pm, the complainant boarded a commuter omnibus a Hot Springs travelling to Birchenough Bridge. She disembarked at Chipinge Turn-off along the Mutare-Masvingo Highway and waited for another lift to take her across the bridge.
“She boarded a black sedan car which had four occupants on board. They were three female occupants and a man on the steering wheel. Upon approaching the Redstar Turn-off, the woman told the driver that she had reached her destination. The driver did not stop, but accelerated the vehicle towards Masvingo” said Insp Kakohwa.
At that moment, the other three occupants allegedly grabbed the woman.
The vehicle turned into Birchenough Bridge-Murambinda Road and stopped after driving for a distance.
“They stopped at a bushy area and disembarked from the vehicle. The kidnappers dragged the woman into the bush. However, one of the kidnappers was bitten by an unidentified creature in the darkness.
“She screamed for help, resulting in her colleagues abandoning Musandidaro and shifted their attention to their injured colleague. At this point, Musandidaro ran away and hid in the bush. She spent the whole night hiding in the bush,” he said.
No arrests have been made, Insp Kakohwa said.