A woman has been charged with deliberately transmitting HIV to her friend’s baby by breastfeeding him in Zimbabwe.
The suspect, a 23-year-old woman, from Harare, infected a 10-month-old boy when the mother gave the child to her to babysit.
The child is said to have started crying while playing with other kids, to cheer him up the suspect started breastfeeding him in front of the other children.
Report says the woman, who has not been identified yet, allegedly knew that she was HIV positive at the time but ignored the risk and went ahead to breastfeed the child.
The victims mother reported the matter to the police after one of the children tipped her about her friend’s behavior.
The suspect appeared at Harare Magistrates’ Court and was initially charged with ill-treatment of a minor under the Children’s Act.
The 23-year-old has since been charged with deliberate transmission of HIV and was granted Z$500 (£1) bail ahead of her trial on October 19.
Also, A 22-year-old man has been arrested for killing a 21-year-old love rival whom he caught in bed with his wife aged 19.
The incident happened at Soko Mjinga Village in Chepchoina Ward on Sunday night (October 4).
Police say Tyson Wafula walked in on his wife when she was having s*xual intercourse with Emmanuel Kyalo on Wafula’s matrimonial bed.
An enraged Wafula reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed Kyalo in the abdomen and chest.
Kyalo was pronounced dead on arrival at the Endebess Sub-County Hospital. His body was later moved to Kitale County Referral Hospital morgue.
Wafula and his wife have since been arrested, and are being held in lawful custody at Kitale Police Station.
The incident was confirmed to K24 Digital by area chief, Richard Kirui
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea