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Grandmother Of 9-year-old Girl Who Gave Birth Defends Her Detained Son

Grandmother Of 9-year-old Girl Who Gave Birth Defends Her Detained Son

The grandmother of a 9-year-old Tsholotsho girl who recently gave birth at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has defended her detained son who was accused of raping and impregnating the girl – his daughter.

The 29-year-old was arrested on 29 August 2022 when it was discovered that the minor was pregnant.

The paternal grandmother of the girl said she was disturbed by accusations levelled against her son, saying as a family they had faced stigma within the community. The Sunday News cites her as saying:

My son was accused of evil things and I wonder where people got it from. I am surprised that there is a goblin that is being talked about, where is all that coming from? We are worried that such reports are being made. Do you know that I could not go to the well to fetch water in the village because of the stigma? I never attended school meetings because of the accusations against my son, all eyes were on us in this village. I am happy the truth is finally out that he did not rape his child.

When we were told of the bulging stomach, we assumed she was just sick, nothing more, we encouraged the mother to take her to hospital to seek help. We were not very shocked initially when the stomach bulged because we had never imagined that a child could get pregnant. So, we actually assumed other things like witchcraft, fibroids and not pregnancy. We even prayed so much and she got prayers from other people trying to assist the ‘sick’ child. We all never imagined that she could be pregnant hence it was discovered too late at seven months and there was nothing we could do about it.

There were reports that the minor girl had told counsellors that her father had told her that goblins would come in through the window at night and rape her, sentiments that have since been dismissed by the family. 

Meanwhile, deoxyribonucleic acid tests (DNA) conducted last month confirmed that a 13-year-old boy impregnated his nine-year-old cousin.

The two families also belong to the same clan and they say there is no bad blood between the two families. 

The paternal grandmother of the girl said she hoped the minor would be separated from the newly-born child since she still needs to return to school. She added that the girl would be given the baby back when she is old enough to understand what happened.

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29 Comments

1 month ago

Vanhu vanofanira kumira ktaura zvisizvo media mukaitevedzera ka munoita mapenzi


media is a business 1 month ago

out to make a profit.

Word power 1 month ago

nonsense

Gwedu 1 month ago

being a suspect doesn't one is a culprit until proven guilty by the court. The father was a suspect wc was worsened by his sentiments about zvidhoma what what. Mbuya vacho ngavaite order coz we now need to know whether the father raped his child or not ......being not the owner of pregnancy doesn't mean he is not a rapist as well.


Nahoreka 1 month ago

@gwedu hauna nyaya iwe, we are all worried that an innocent man was wrongly imprisoned and we are calling on proper measures to be put in place and make sure that no one is wrongly incarcerated in the future, iwe ndopaunoti there was nothing wrong there! Imagine if it were yu who just got improperly imprisoned, wainzwa sei,,,? How many today were such unlucky and are in jail? Saving a sentence for a crime they did not commit? What does this tell yu of the nature of women we have today? Think of this, if there were no DNA that man cud have been nailed for no reason.....the character of tht young girl is very questionable. How cud she keep such a secret and hide her lover even to the authorities untill giving birth? Kanenge kamuroyi kamwana ako...ma DNA aifanirwa kuzoitwa iko katotaura kudhara kuti kaivatana na cousin lover uyo. Hakana kuchena kamwana ako xvachose, kaida kupfigirisa baba mutirongo kuti kasare kachinyatso rara nayo pamadiro.....

This brings me to a conclusion that maybe those high profile rape cases we hear are not genuine rape cases, ...... T. Freddy, Levels, W. Magaya and mybe even Gumbura ...who knows!!!

Sekuru Timberi 1 month ago

@Nahoreka, just because one woman lied about rape it doesn't mean every woman lies about rape. Tikazvitarisisa ipapa only a few, maybe 5% or less, ndovanonyepa about rape. Ende wakada kuita sekunge varume vasina zvavo zvakaipa zvavanoita manje unenge waakukanganisa. Munhu akatadza, for example kunyepa about rape, hatifanire kutarisa munhu iyeye tichiti vakadzi vanonyepa instead we should see that person as a criminal/liar. Izvo zvekuzoti female liar izvo ndozvinoparadza unity btwn vakadzi nevarume ende hapana kwatinosvika senyika pasina unity

AK47 1 month ago

The truth is that mwana uyu aidanana nekamu 13 year old boy kaka saka kubvunzurudzwa kwaaiitwa akabva afunga kuprotector kaboy friend kake kuti kasasungwa nekutaura manyepo nekuti ndoona sekuti vaimubvunza vaitoti ndiani akaku raper saka iko nekuziva kuti munhu akangonzi araper anovharirwa mujere ndopakakafunga kuti ndikanyepa ndichiti baba vakati zvidhoma zvinopinda nepawindow zvichikurora hapana achasungwa vachingoti zvidhoma . If she was telling the truth why she didn't mention also the owner of her child ( ka 13 year old boy ) because of that I believe she lied about goblins nekuti munhu anotaura chokwadi haasiyi zvinwe


@ ak 47 1 month ago

mutoriwo nechinhu mumusoro mako ndashamisika

TTT 1 month ago

Well said

JB 1 month ago

Yaaaaa wataura dama AK47


Panda 1 month ago

that's a fact

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1 month ago

@AK 47.9 Nhaiwe 8 years anoziva chinonzi kudanana hre baba ava kusava muridzi wemwana hazvirevi kut havana ku raper ka plus muridzi wemwana i cousin brother sevana vakaraira zviweti anga ava mahumbwe anga akuitwa ayo havana kuziva kuti mahumbwe avo achabuditsa chidhori chinofema.Iyi nyaya ikanyatsoongororwa chaizvo vanhu vakatowanda vakarara nemwana uyu vakati rape anotadza kuzviziva ngavamubvunze aiita zvakapusa nani chete chete.Nerimwe divi fut vakatotadza kumubvunza mushe aifanirwa kuudzwa kut wakaita zvakapusa mu****u mukaita mwana uyu chitiudza waiita nani uchipihwei fut anotaura vese vakapinda uyu


👤 1 month ago

taura hako,zverape haangambozvizive.asi kutonzi zvakapusa or zvisingabvumirwe.but pekupedzisira tongoti katsotsi kamwana aka,shuwa kuviga cousin brother zvekutodaro

b mbuya nehanda 1 month ago

nyaya fzachovdzawanda


skhu 1 month ago

Haaa baba avo vanezvavakamboita kumwana kuti cousin ndo yakazo mitisa azvirevi kuti baba Havana moswa


1 month ago

Akazviona kuti kamwa aka hakasi kunyepa ndiani. Kana mwana achidzidziswa nezve reproduction paexam ogona kupindura mibvunzo then votambisa michina kumba pobuda kacheche zvonzi mwana mudiki haazivi. Uku kurimwa nechokuchera

mbuya nehanda 1 month ago

nyika yangu yapanduka


Progressive Citizen 1 month ago

Haa 9 year toti grade 4 or 5,,anenge akuziva kudanana guys lets be practical.. Inini at grade 2 and 3 l had a crush neka msikana takazotodanana ndava form 2-3..Winky dee song inonz Chitekete, can testify


Levels 1 month ago

same same neni, manje ini ndaida winnet zvekuti fee, apa tiri ma grade 1... ndakazomutsvaga pa facebook wanike maiwe, zvaasingachatangiki

Trev 1 month ago

AnaLevels ndimi muchatadza kusvikira here imi, makambodya Shashl kaa imi @Levels

Kabir 1 month ago

Vanopenga mbuya avo asi zvine advantage kwavari kani


Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Mai avo vakataura nyaya ye goblin vanofanirwa kuita reverse statement yavo on national tevision ...


porongi 1 month ago

vanhu nyatsoverengai nyaya before commenting ava baba ndovanzwira tsitsi because vakasungwa vasina mhosva zvenyu zvekuti he abused the girl where did you get all this even the issue of goblins was cooked from social media hakuna zvakadaro zvakataurwa the only truth that points to the real culprit was from DNA that shows the cousin brother as the rapist why do you want to paint an innocent father as the rapist you people are very cruel imagine if it was you being accused of raping your own daughter


muchawa 1 month ago

taura hako vana vemazuvano vanonyepesa bvunzai vanhukadzi ndovanoswera nevana vanonyatdonzwisisa kuti 7 years chaiyo inokunyepera kusvika wabvuma kudhara ikoko kunzi mwana anotaura chokwadi


Tk 1 month ago

Baba avo vanogona vasina mhosva ..Kunemurume wese arimuno anemhuri akayarutsa or arikuyarutsa vana mumba make vasikana Unonyatsoona kuti hazvigone kuti baba varepe mwana wavo .Zvinhu zvisina kukwana izvi zvinowanikwa chete kana baba vacho vakaromba or varivemutoriro pasina kudaro hazvigoneke


Jah Pazah 1 month ago

Imagine uriwe baba avo usina chaunoziva but wovharirwa. Society ichiku judger kare apa utoriwo murima. Nyaya dzerape dzinotorwadzwo nevanopomerwa vasina mhosva


Tajamuka Group 1 month ago

Why not mention the mother .Where was she when the girl was impregnated.The story of goblins might have been rehe****d long back so that they increminate the Father.Some of our churches and cultures quickly expose kids to get to know Goblins and spirits.Hezvo mwana ndoo zvoorotomoka.we have to wait until the counsilors and foster parents give us a detailed report


levels 1 month ago

saka levels aka raper here


Chigutiro 1 month ago

Iyi nyaya yegoblin I feel like it was rehe****d with the family trying to protect ka13 yr aka. Vanogona vakanga vatoziva kuti mimba ndeyacousin. If it wasnt rehe****d kari kamwanasikana kakacreator nyaya kanotyisawo , she is too young for that igrade3 ka iyi



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