January 2019 marked a very sorrowful era for many Zimbabweans. There was a national shutdown which turned violent as the protesters and the security forces reached a stalemate. This however, had a negative impact on some of the women who fell prey to men who raped them taking advantaged of the chaotic situation. The young and the old became victims of such brutality, others raped women by gangs multiple times. Since time immemorial it has been noted that raped has been used as a weapon of war and conflict to weaken the opponent as well as the victim. Such a mindset has been passed on to the younger generation and it has destroyed many dreams and in some cases many lives. The trauma that one has to go through after being violated cannot be expressed using words. Some women survive it and move while others take their own lives or revert to selling sex as a way a coping mechanism. Rape is a brutal crime, perpetrators should be punished and justice should be served.