Oct 16, 2013 – HIV Positive Woman Arrested For Breastfeeding Neighbour’s Baby In Zimbabwe
The woman pictured above named Annie Mpariwa is currently facing charges for intentionally breastfeeding her neigbhour’s baby without the mother’s consent.
The 39-year-old alleged prostitute is HIV positive. Her HIV status was made public after she tested positive at a local clinic during a routine check up.
She allegedly snatched her neighbour’s 14-month-old baby girl and hid her in her room.
After several effort to find the baby proved abortive, the mother went to knock on Mpariwa’s rented apartment door.
She later peeped through the door only to see her child being breastfed by an HIV positive woman.
I nearly fainted,” she said, adding that her breasts were leaking milk yet she was not a nursing mother or pregnant.
The toddler’s initial results were negative. Mpariwa was arrested last week on charges of common nuisance and should the child test positive; the charge will be raised to “deliberately infecting another person with HIV”. The mother of the 14-month-old baby said seeing her child being breastfed by her neighbour was traumatising.
What a wicked world! If you were the mother of this innocent baby, what would you do?