11-yr-old gets HIV after rape

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Codelia Mondela, Court Reporter
A MAN from Fairbridge allegedly raped his 11-year-old niece six times and infected her with HIV virus.

The man (36) waylaid the girl on her way from school and allegedly threatened to handcuff and stab her with a knife if she reported the matter to anyone.

A court heard that he would call the juvenile to his house, allegedly rape her while threatening to tie her with a rope and leave her in the bush.

The man was not asked to plead to rape and deliberate transmission of HIV when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Gladmore Mushove.

He was remanded in custody to July 4 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Mr Tawurai Hondoyemoto alleged that the man raped the girl several times in 2016.

He said the matter came to light when the juvenile got sick and was taken to hospital where it was discovered that she was HIV positive.

A nurse interrogated her and then she revealed that she had been raped several times by the accused, the court heard.—@MondelaC

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  • siphilanzima

    why do children keep silent on such matters untill its too late, at times the parent should try to interview the child and even speak about what rape is so that nothing remains hidden

  • mbizo uyangibiza

    kumele ezikolo abantwana bafundiswe ngezinto ezinje lokuqakatheka kokuceba kusasemasinyane. The importance of the report being received within 72 hours

  • WendyWilliams

    She could have been saved from HIV had she reported the matter earlier, as parents and teachers we must teach children about rape as young as 5years even….

  • Chokwadi

    Stupid comments ! She is just 11 years old : 5 + 6 = 11, ( born 2007 ) she doesn’t even know what was happening to her.

    And stupid ED refuses to have people executed and he frees criminals to get votes : a man who lacks principles and discipline.

    Castrated this man and then execute him, simple ! Send a strong messages : in Zimbabwe a lot of kids are being molested and raped, very few cases are reported…In most of these cases relatives are involved but because of our stupid culture of ‘not tarnishing the family name’ the criminal is not reported.

    It should be illegal for a parent to not report a sexual assault of of child.

    You can hate Trunp all you want, but we are a shitthole country… A man who stills a cow or kills an elephant will get more years in jail than this dog of a human who has destroyed a child’s life.

    If I was the girls father he would be dead by now..even if they convict him, I will greet him with a bullet when he leaves jail.

    Zimbabweans have a poor sense of justice…we are just as abusive as the leaders who led us : ED massacred thousands of Ndebele people : not a theory but a fact, and he is the same fool people want vote for….we are a shiithole people and country