Mandara woman sues ex over STI

HARARE - A 21-year-old Mandara woman has dragged her ex-boyfriend to court for deliberately infecting her with gonorrhea.

Fransis Chipato, 26, was charged with deliberate infection of another with sexually transmitted diseases when he appeared before Harare magistrate Fadzai Mtombeni.

The matter was remanded to January 20 for trial.

Prosecutor Tungamirai Muganhiri alleged that on June 3 this year, the complainant suffered an unusual diarrhoea but ignored it only to visit Highlands Clinic on June 7, where medication was administered.

Nurses at the clinic told her they suspected she could have contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI) because her privates emitted a putrid odour, the court heard.

It is the State’s case that on June 10, the woman had a medical examination and was told she had contracted an STI.

She reportedly informed Chipato but he brushed aside the issue.

The couple engaged in protected sex the following day, the court heard.

Complainant later visited her gynecologist and was diagnosed with gonorrhea.

She later had a miscarriage because of the STI.

The complainant alleged Chipato knew about his condition because he had been treated of gonorrhea at Edith Opperman Clinic together with his other girlfriend, Rudo.

She said Chipato admitted seeking treatment at the clinic after she confronted him over the issue, with the boyfriend alleging it was Rudo who had caused the infection.

The matter was reported to the police leading to Chipato’s arrest.

Comments (6)

The complainant, Francis Chipato and Rudo are young fools who are living dangerously in this day and age of A.I.D.S.

Sucrose Munazvo - 18 December 2013

Give us the name of the woman so that we stay away from her.

Bystander Martin - 18 December 2013

This Mandara girl had unprotected sex out of wedlock, she got the results. saka ku court kunobva STI here?

Maita Manyuka - 18 December 2013

That young woman is living dangerously, I boubt if she is not already HIV positive by now.

e.m - 18 December 2013

She must sue herself first for engaging in unprotected sex.

Sarapavana - 18 December 2013

Why have unprotected sex with someone you are not married to that woman is silly she got what she wanted makondomu apera here

Gustavus - 18 December 2013

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