A25-year-old Victoria Falls man has been arrested after he allegedly impregnated a teenage girl and helped her to abort using an abortion pill.
This is yet another case of sexual abuse of minor girls with such cases on the rise in the country.
Given Nsingo of Mkhosana was reportedly in a love affair with the girl who is aged 17.
The girl discovered that she was pregnant recently and with the help of Nsingo who gave her an abortion pill, it is alleged, aborted the three-month-old foetus.
It is alleged that the girl was assisted by her mother to bury the aborted foetus in their place of residence and exhumed it after police intervention.
Nsingo and the girl are jointly charged with unlawful termination of pregnancy.
Victoria Falls magistrate Godswill Mavenge on Wednesday said they will be brought to court on summons on 20 February as there are investigations that police still have to do.
The girl was referred to hospital for medical attention after the abortion.
Prosecutor Portia Moyo said Nsingo was arrested on Monday.
“In that on the 27th of December 2023 and at a tuck shop behind Chinotimba Medical Clinic the second accused person Given Nsingo who is jointly charged with the first accused, a female juvenile aged 17 years unlawfully and intentionally assisted the first accused to terminate her pregnancy by giving her abortion pills,” she said.
The girl led police to where she had buried the foetus after her arrest. She exhumed it with the help of the police. — CITE