A 48-YEAR-OLD How Mine-based illegal gold panner popularly known as umakorokoza allegedly infected his wife with HIV after he hid his status from her.
The shocking discovery led the woman to drag her husband to court in order to find answers.
After being left in the cold, the woman was in pain and she decided to drag her husband to court.
It is reported that the woman who fell pregnant by the accused man went to the clinic for a medical check-up where she was tested for HIV and was found to be positive.
The man appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sharon Rosemani facing a charge of transmission of HIV.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecuting, Nkathazo Dlodlo alleged that the two are husband and wife. He said sometime in June at Manor Hotel, along corner 8th Avenue and Lobengula Street, the two who were in a relationship had consensual se_xual inter course without protection.
It is said that the woman later reported her husband to the police, leading to his arrest.
“I suspected that he was cheating for a long time following his change in behaviour and lack of interest when it comes to se_x. I was surprised when I learnt that he was hiding such a thing,” said the woman.
In October, a woman from Gwanda was acquitted of charges of trying to deliberately infect her former husband with HIV. The woman had been accused of deliberately hiding her HIV status from her husband and later demanding unprotected se_x from him.
The case was postponed to 3 January for the State to gather more evidence. – B-Metro