In a shocking development, a 40-year-old maid appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Jessy Kufa facing charges of s_exually assaulting her employer’s 10-year-old son and infecting him with HIV. The Herald reports that Memory Makore who is a mother of five pleaded guilty to 2 counts of aggravated indecent assault for raping the minor on two separate occasions. On the charge of deliberately infecting the minor with HIV, she made a partial plea and the court is now awaiting the production of a medical affidavit to guide it on how to proceed. The matter is expected to be continued today once the affidavit is introduced into evidence.
Outlining the state’s case, the prosecution said, that Makore used to share the same bedroom with the minor although they had two separate beds. Sometime in April 2018, Makore who could not control her s_exual desires crept into the minor’s bed, undressed him and had unprotected intercourse with him. The minor later developed genital warts and was treated at Murehwa hospital.
On the 31st of January, Makore again had unprotected s_exual intercourse with the minor after undressing him. However, another maid at the house Fadzai Kumula who seems to have had some suspicions questioned the boy the next day and the minor broke down and revealed everything. Makore was also confronted and she confessed to everything. She was arrested after the minor’s mother filed a police report. Zimbabwe