A man who is HIV positive in Zimbabwe has been declared wanted for deliberately infecting several women.
According to Manica Post, the police got to know about Sithole's acts when one of the victims made a report on how he had sex with her without using protection and infecting her and many other women in the Mutare area.
The police confirmed receiving a report from one of the victims and declared that Sithole is still at large after bolting from a meeting where some of his alleged victims had approached the Member of National Assembly for Dangamvura-Chikanga, Comrade Isau Mupfumi, for a solution.
Sithole is alleged to have lied that he was hard-pressed to relieve himself when he realised that police had arrived to pick him up and disappeared in the darkness before scaling a precast wall.
Deputy Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda, confirmed receipt of the report and said a manhunt for Sithole had been launched as he has been on the run since he escaped police arrest.
“I can confirm that we are investigating the case and we are keen to interview Sithole over the case of deliberate HIV infection reported last week,” Chananda said.
The woman who reported the matter to the police had written in her statement:
“I fell pregnant in October 2014, but we could not get married because his parents would not accept me. In 2016, I fell pregnant in January and I went for HIV tests. I tested positive.
I had a miscarriage on April 10, 2016. I called him to bring money for me to do the evacuation, but he refused. I borrowed money to pay the hospital bills. One day, I took his phone and I discovered he was in a relationship with a married woman.
I then contacted the married woman’s husband. Liberty had since denied that he is HIV positive. But later on, I discovered that he had gone for testing with another girl from Dangamvura.”
Further investigations showed that Sithole was also dating other married women, with one of his lovers’ husband demanding $5 000 from him as compensation for having affairs with his wife.