First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa said she was heartbroken when she saw the nine-year-old pregnant girl from Tsholotsho.
Mnangagwa visited the girl on Saturday at a safe house in Bulawayo where she is being kept for monitoring by a team of health experts. She said, as reported by ZBC News:
I came to see this baby as a mother and as a grandmother. When I first heard her story I could not believe it because of her age, but I have seen it with my eyes it is true it’s there, and it’s real. As it is she is eight months pregnant.
It really broke my heart and it’s shocking and unbelievable. The law should protect us as women.
As women, we do not take the law into our own hands but we expect the law to protect us and even the courts to help us with such matters.
Now is the time for us to unite and fight for our families and ensure justice is served for the little girl.
I always say as women we should know our kids. These days you just cannot trust anyone with your kids from the dad to the brother. Let’s monitor the well-being of our kids.
Meanwhile, the girl reportedly gave birth at the United Bulawayo Hospitals on Monday morning via a cesarean operation.