A 17-year-old HIV positive maid from Gutu, laced the porridge of her employer’s four- year-old child with menstrual blood.
This was revealed in court where the maid’s cruelty earned her a 10-year prison term on Friday. She will effectively serve eight years as two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Pelagia Mureya, originally from Choto Village in Chinhoyi, carried out the disgusting act several times until luck ran out on her when one day her employer last week noticed a drop of blood when her child was eating porridge and investigated.
The maid professed ignorance of the blood but her inquisitive employer took the porridge, her child and the maid to Hospital where tests confirmed it was the maid menstrual blood.
The toddlers mother immediately pressed charges against her, leading to her arrest.