The nine-year-old girl from Tsholotsho who recently gave birth was impregnated by her 13-year-old cousin, police have revealed.
In a statement this Saturday, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations) Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the father of the child was identified after DNA tests were conducted. Said Asst Insp Nyathi:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) results obtained from the National University of Science and Technology on 25th November 2022, in connection with the paternity of the 9-year-old girl’s child have established that the victim’s cousin brother (13) is the father of the child.
The 9-year-old complainant and the suspect will now receive the appropriate counseling from the Police’s Victim Friendly Unit (VFU).
The Police is now working with other relevant arms of the government to ensure that the due processes of the law are followed.