In another very disturbing case, a 19-year-old Zimbabwean man who is HIV positive ra_ped a 4-year-old and infected her with HIV. The heinous crime occured in March.
Regional magistrate, Clever Tsikwa convicted Tatenda Kembo on charges of raping the minor after a full trial. He sentenced Kembo to 16 years in jail.
The state was able to prove that on March 23 this year, Kembo raped the minor in front of another 7-year-old minor before threating the 2 minors with death if they revealed the rape.
While leaving Kembo’s bedroom, the girls were spotted by a neighbour, Abigail Nhota, who questioned them on what had occured leading to the discovery of the crime.
Kembo was subsequently arrested and the minor was taken to Marondera hospital where the HIV test came out positive.