A 16 year-old alleges that she was raped and infected with HIV by her 50 year-old brother-in-law. The man has since been arrested and charged with rape, but is out on bail.
“Victim Friendly Court national co-ordinator Mr Idine Magonga confirmed receipt of the complaint and bemoaned the prevalence of sexual offences against minors.
He said sexual offences against minors were now a major driver of the HIV/Aids pandemic because of the violence associated with rape.
According to the Sexual Offences Act, deliberately infecting someone with HIV/Aids is a serious criminal offence.
Mr Magonga urged members of the judiciary to be sensitive by fast-tracking such cases.
“In the event that the victim dies before the trial, the perpetrator would get away with it,” he said.”