Maid breastfeeds employer's baby

HARARE - A 20-year-old housemaid who allegedly breastfed her boss’ seven-month-old baby has appeared before a Harare magistrate.

The maid, Lovety Katiyo, yesterday appeared before magistrate Olivia Mariga on charges of ill-treating a minor.

The court heard that early this month, Katiyo’s employer left for work leaving the baby under her care.

According to state papers, the maid breastfed the baby and a four-year-old girl witnessed the incident.

 The four-year-old girl who witnessed the incident later told her mother about the abuse.

The baby’s mother reported the matter to the police leading to the maid’s arrest.

However, when the matter came to court yesterday, the child’s mother withdrew the charges before the maid was asked to plead.

Comments (2)

if it was able to, the baby would hardly say that the maid abused her. I think this definition is wrong. Which is better, drinking warm milk from a warm loving breast, held by gentle arms.... or an impersonal bottle with over processed milk? ............ the real danger is not " the maid abused her" but is the maid HIV positive, because an HIV positive maid can give the innocent, vulnerable hungry baby HIV from her milk. Then it is not abuse. It is murder. The courts should order the maid to be tested for HIV and then if she is positive, order the baby to be tested after 3 months. If the baby is then tested positive, the maid has a very serious case to answer. This kind of case cannot be "withdrawn" by a mother. It can only be withdrawn by the victim- the baby when it grows up getting a series of sicknesses, being dependent on ARV pills, having expensive hospital treatments etc.

wordwriter - 26 October 2012

huh??????????? Would you want a stranger breastfeeding your baby?

VaMutikizizi - 27 October 2012

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