A Form 3 student at Loreto High School in the Kwekwe District of Midlands Province, gave birth to a child in class. The student was reportedly assisted by others students and her teachers to deliver the baby.
The student is 15 years old. The headmaster of the school, Brother Phillip Mapiravana, confirmed the incident but did not provide any more information to reporters.
“Yes, she was enrolled in Form 3 at our school. That is all I can tell at this time; she has since been brought home by her parents in Gweru.”
Zimbabwe is battling with the issue of underage girls being raped and failing pregnant. Last year alone several young girls, some as young as 9 were reported to have given birth.
Some experts have indicated that the number of girls who are victims to rape and falling pregnant is much higher than reported as some parents and guardians do not report the cases.