gweru rapists.jpgThe State has set a trial date for the female rapists.

The three, Rosemary Chakwizira, Sophie and Netsai Nhokwara together with Thulani Ngwenya are expected to stand trial on the 26th of January next year.

This follows an application by the defendants seeking the State to provide a trial date.

Initially the defendants argued that the trial date is too far saying the case is of national interest and must be prioritised.

However, Magistrate Kudakwashe Jarabini, ruled that the trial date provided by the State is within a reasonable time frame.