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Well, here’s an odd story out of Africa.

WARNING: If you are too conservative to discuss “sperm”, then you may want to bypass this blog post today!

Three women in Zimbabwe were charged with 17 counts of aggravated indecent assault, possibly providing answers to a string of unsolved sex attacks on male hitchhikers spanning over the last two years.

Prosecutor Michael Reza told a court in Harare that the counts were for each of the 17 men who had positively identified the women as having sexually assaulted them in 2010 or 2011, according to CNN.

The prosecution identified the suspects as Rosemary Chakwizira, 24, Sophie Nhokwara, 26, and her sister, Netsai Nhokwara, 24.

The women, all of them in their mid-20s, were arrested when their car was involved in an accident on Sunday in Gweru, about 186 miles south of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city.

Reportedly, the police found the condoms upon inspection of the women's car.

While some of the men claimed they were raped after being offered drinks laced with a tranquilizer of some sort, other said they were forced at gunpoint. The women are suspected of using the sperm for ritual purposes or to eliminate bad luck.

A Zimbabwean sociology professor interviewed by CNN reportedly told the media outlet that sperm is used for ritual purposes because of the mindset that it can be used for regeneration of life since biologically they are source of life.

I'm not sure what, if anything, could be said about this story, but if you want to comment, feel free.

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