Minor Girl Dies Giving Birth in Marange

The Harare Voice has learned from the Manica Post that a 15 Year old girl died giving birth in Marange. According to the online publication, the girl died last week Wednesday after bleeding excessively under the guidance of a faith healer.

The deceased was married to Arthur Chitombo (29) of the same village. Chitombo was not asked to plead by Magistrate Ms. Prisca Manhibi on Tuesday facing charges of having sexual relations with a minor.

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Chitombo was granted ZWL 40 000 bail and he will be back in court on 12 February 2020. It is alleged that Chitombo got married to the minor in April 2021. The minor did not register the pregnancy at the Clinic. On 9 January the minor experienced labour pains and was rushed to a faith healer in Mafararikwa Village.

The minor bled excessively during labour and died before giving birth. The following day Chitombo reported the matter to the police and the body was taken to Chitepo Provincial Hospital for a post-mortem.

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In other news MDC-T’s first vice president, Thokozani Khupe has been suspended from the party amidst undergoing investigations that were not disclosed. Read the full article here.

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