Fungai Lupande Court Reporter
HARARE model Tafadzwa Mushunje (24) appeared in court yesterday facing allegations of injecting her lover’s two-year-old son with HIV infected blood. She also stands accused of forcing the toddler to drink her urine. She would also beat up the baby.
Mushunje was remanded to Monday on $50 bail. The prosecutor Mr Peter Kachirika alleged that on January 31 this year around 9am the toddler’s mother gave the minor to his father.
The father was in the company of Mushunje. The court heard that it was not the first time that the mother would give custody of the child to him in the presence of Mushunje.
She would notice strange marks on the child each time he returned the baby. She thought there were assault marks and took no action.
On February 23 she received information from a friend pertaining to a story on an online website called Musvo Zimbabwe.
She logged on to the internet and read that Mushunje assaulted the child whenever his father left the minor with her. When the father was away, Mushunje would draw her HIV infected blood and inject the child, made him drink her urine and assault him.
After reading the story she linked it to the marks she saw on the child’s body and proceeded to report the matter to the police.
The child was referred for medical examination.