The nine-year-old Tsholotsho girl, who became the first child in Zimbabwe to get pregnant at the tender age of eight, has given birth at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).
The Sunday News reported sources as saying the baby was born on Monday morning via a cesarean operation.
The girl was being attended to by a team of specialists from Bulawayo.
Her 29-year-old father was arrested on 29 August when it was discovered that she was pregnant.
The nine-year-old reportedly told her foster parent that she shared a bedroom with her parents and her father told her that a goblin was going to come and “insert something in her private parts” at night. She was quoted as saying:
… into leyi iyangimangalisa, umama uyavala iwindi elivalela ngaphakathi kodwa ukuthi into leyi ibivula njani ibisingena, angikwazi, kodwa ubaba nguye owaye vala iwindi nxa sekuqedile” (the whole thing confuses me because my mother would close the window at night from inside, but I don’t know how this thing (goblin) would open and come in. But my father would then close the window after it has finished).