A 9-year-old girl from the Matabeleland province in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, gave birth to a baby girl last Monday, 14 November.
The young girl who gave birth at United Bulawayo Hospital with the help of a caesarean section is now Zimbabwe’s youngest mom.
Clinical director of the hospital, Dr Harrison Rambanapasi, told The Herald Zimbabwe, “I wish to inform the nation that our 9-year-old has given birth at UBH.”
According to the national newspaper, the healthy baby weighed just over 3 kg.
Zimbabwean Republic (ZRP) police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed on 26 November that the father of the child is the new mother’s 13-year-old cousin.
This refuted the social media claims that the girl had been abused by her father.
The ZRP advised the two will receive “appropriate counselling from the police Victim Friendly Unit.”