A Bulawayo businessman, Emmanuel Mguni (38) of Sauerstown suburb, appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Sibongile Marondedze, facing charges of deliberately infecting his girlfriend with HIV. He was asked not to plead to the charge andwas granted $100 bail and remanded to December 14.
Prosecutor, Robin Mukura told the court that between August and November this year, Mguni and his girlfriend had unprotected sex several times on different occasions before he allegedly later accused his lover of cheating and infecting him with HIV. On November 14, the two agreed to undergo HIV testing, but Mguni later refused after his lover tested negative to HIV.
Sometime last month, Mguni and his girlfriend went for a beer drink in town and the woman took advantage of her boyfriend’s drunkenness to access of his cellphone. She stumbled upon messages on WhatsApp from Mguni’s ex-wife, his brother and a friend implying that he was on antiretroviral therapy.