Prosecutors in Zimbabwe have dropped charges against three women accused of raping men after DNA tests failed to link them to 17 alleged male victims.
The women will now face prostitution charges, however.
The women, aged in their 20s, and a male companion were arrested in November on charges of “aggravated indecent assault” amid allegations they lured men into a car and forced them to have sex at gunpoint, knifepoint or using drugged drinks to collect semen for tribal rituals.
Police said 31 condoms containing semen were found in the car.
In a case that has fascinated the nation, the women denied the allegations, saying they had sex for money and did not throw out the condoms.