A 14-YEAR-OLD girl of Mkushi has told the Mkushi Magistrate’s Court how her uncle allegedly defiled and infected her with HIV.
In this case, Julius Nkunka is charged with defilement.
It is alleged that Nkunka between October and December last year in Mkushi, had carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16.
The girl testified that Nkunka allegedly entered her bedroom, took her to his and defiled her while her aunt was away after she differed with him.
She said after four days, Nkunka again picked her up from her bedroom at night and took her to his bedroom where he allegedly defiled her again.
“He took me to his bedroom and he undressed me. When I asked why he was doing that to me, he told me to be quiet.
“After four days, again he took me to his bedroom and he defiled me,” the girl said
She said testified that she bled from her genitals after Nkunka allegedly defiled her.
The girl said when her aunt returned home, she inquired from her where her pant was.
The girl testified that she responded that she left it in her bedroom when Nkunka allegedly undressed her.
She said her aunt left home when she discovered that Nkunka had allegedly been defiling her.
The girl said she has been unwell since Nkunka allegedly defiled her
She said Nkunka married another woman who also left her under his cousin’s care.
“I asked my aunt to take me to clinic so that my blood can be tested. I was found to be HIV positive and I told my aunt that my uncle had sex with me,” the girl said.
Under cross-examination by Nkunka, the girl maintained that he is the one who allegedly defiled her.
Earlier, the girl’s aunt testified that she took her niece to the hospital after realising that she was unwell.
“I took her to the hospital and it was discovered that she was HIV positive, and we were told to get the results [CD4 count] on Wednesday [December 17, 2014].The nurse asked her who did that [infected her] to her. She said her uncle had sex with her,” the woman said.
She was also informed that the girl’s CD 4 count was very low and she needed to start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)
She said Nkunka was later apprehended.
Trial continues on February 18, 2015.