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Thursday, November 17, 2022

9-year-old Zimbabwean girl gets pregnant after being raped by her biological father

A Nine-year-old pregnant girl who was impregnated by 29-year-old man in Zimbabwe. She fell pregnant after she was allegedly raped multiple times. 

She just gave birth 2 days ago. The man who raped her was also arrested shortly after she fell pregnant.

A nine-year-old girl is 33 weeks pregnant in Zimbabwe after being raped in the Tsholotsho district of the Matabeleland North province.

This is according to an article in the state-run Sunday News newspaper, which said the girl is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors and nurses at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

Hospital acting CEO Dr Harrison Rambanapasi is quoted, saying the girl’s impregnation at such a young age is made possible by a rare condition of precocious puberty — development of sexual maturation earlier than the normal age.

“Yes, I can confirm we have such a case at the hospital, and she is being seen by various specialists who are assisting her. [Before this] the youngest I had seen was a 12-year-old, [also] a victim of sexual abuse. Now we have this nine-year-old, and it’s a bit unfortunate that we see such a case,” said Rambanapasi.

Officials from the department of social welfare and the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy.

Zimbabwe has had a high increase of child marriages and early pregnancies. Authorities in the country say more than a third of girls in the country are married before the age of 18, and some are married before 15.

This year President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed into law the Marriages Act that prohibits the marriage of minors under the age of 18 and criminalises child marriages. 

This month a 15-year-old girl died while giving birth in Masvingo province, and last year a 14-year-old girl died during childbirth in the eastern region of Marange.

Reports have however indicated that the 29-year-old father incredibly claimed that goblins visited his daughter on the nights only when her mother was away and inserted things into her privates.

Globally, an estimated 15 per cent of young women give birth before age 18.

Zimbabwe has had a high increase of child marriages and early pregnancies with authorities in the country saying more than a third of girls are married before the age of 18, and some are married before 15.

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