Tsholotsho Girl (9) Gives Birth

The nine-year-old Tsholotsho girl, who is admitted at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) after it was discovered she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby girl.

According to reports, the girl whose father was arrested and is assisting police with investigations is said to have delivered through caesarean section in the early hours of Monday.

It is suspected that the nine year old fell pregnant after being repeatedly raped. She also underwent early puberty to conceive earlier than usual.

A specialist who was seeing the child at UBH Dr Ellen Takaringwa Hondonga confirmed the birth.

“The baby was born in the early hours of Monday morning. Both baby and mother are fine. We are monitoring the mother as she is in the first crucial hours .The baby was 3090 grammes and it’s a girl,” she said.

Dr Hondonga said she performed the caesarean section with another consultant Dr Gladys Muringani.

The nine-year-old was being attended to by a team of specialists from Bulawayo.

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