In Zimbabwe, a 9-year-old girl who was the victim of child sexual exploitation gave birth to a kid.
On November 14, 2022, at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH), the Tsholotsho minor gave birth to a baby girl via C Section while being closely watched by a team of medical professionals.
The development was verified to journalists on Monday by Dr Harrison Rambanapasi, acting clinical director for United Bulawayo Hospitals.
“I would like to let the country know that our nine-year-old gave birth at UBH. Early this morning, our doctors conducted the C-section. The result is a healthy baby girl who weighs little more than 3kg. According to the doctor, both the mother and the child are in good health.
The girl’s father was detained on August 29, 2022, and is cooperating with authorities with their inquiries.
The victim alone shared living quarters with his father. The abuse, according to the survivor, only happened at night.
The First Lady, Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa, expressed her relief that the 9-year-old girl gave birth to a healthy, bouncing baby girl.
In a statement, Dr Mnangagwa expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to see her on Saturday before giving birth and bring her groceries and other necessities.
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