Tragedy As 14-Year-Old Girl Dies In Labour

A 14-year-old girl allegedly died last week while giving birth at a shrine in Bocha, Mutare.

Relatives of the late Memory Machaya are yet to come to terms with the way they were treated at Johanne Marange church where Memory was receiving prayers.


Family spokesperson Alice Mabika said Memory’s mother Shy Mabika was denied access to the burial of her daughter where bouncers forced her to remain silent as she mourned her daughter, H-Metro reports.

“We were denied access to witness the burial of our daughter as bouncers silenced us and warned us over spreading news of the death of our relative.

Alice also said the girl’s life could have been saved had she been rushed to a hospital but those who attended to her were indoctrinated to the extent of watching her die while speaking in tongues and beating trumpets.

“Akabva asununguka mwana mukomana iye achibva ashaya akabuda ropa mukanwa nemumhino.

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She was buried at the shrine where she was receiving prayers.

The publication reports thatJohanne Marange shrine leaders refused to entertain its news crew.

In other news, iHarare had reported that a student nurse was suspended from participating in her training programme at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) due to pregnancy.

Authorities at UBH on 17 May 2021, suspended Sibonginkosi Jacoline Dube from participating in a nurse training programme after a pregnancy test conducted on her turned out positive.

Following her suspension, Dube through Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is challenging the decision in a move that, if successful, could be a watershed decision.

Dube is asking for reinstatement citing discrimination.

In a letter written to UBH Chief Executive Officer, Narcisius Dzvanga, Jabulani Mhlanga of ZLHR protested against the discrimination and ill-treatment of the aspiring nurse.