By A Correspondent- Two men who were captured on a disturbing viral video mercilessly beating a 15 year old girl whom they accused of two-timing them have been arrested.
A source close to investigations said police arrested the duo from Madlambudzi on Monday.
The two were identified as Courcious Tshuma and Martin Moyo, both 18 years old, of Mazwaligwe Village in Masendu under Chief Masendu.
They pleaded guilty to physical abuse and were each sentenced to an effective one month in prison when they appeared before Plumtree magistrate Tayengwa Chibanda.
The video went viral on social media last week and led to a public outcry with many demanding that the two men be identified and arrested.
In the 1 minute 37 seconds video, the two men are both holding the helpless young girl by her hands and taking turns to assault her.
At one time the young girl pleads with the two men to allow her to relieve herself but they both refused to let her go and continued beating her up.
It is not yet clear who was shooting the video which ends abruptly while the two are still assaulting the girl.
One of the men is said to be married and has a child, even though he was accusing the young girl of double-crossing him.
The other is said to be hailing from Lupane and is a herdsman in the area.
A Bulawayo-based lawyer Emmanuel Mlalazi, who was instrumental in tracing the two men, said more needs to be done to change the culture of girl child abuse in rural areas.