MASVINGO A 17-year-old HIV positive maid from Mupandawana, Gutu, laced the porridge of her employers four-year-old child with menstrual blood cruelty that earned her a 10-year prison term yesterday.
She will effectively serve eight years as two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Pelagia Mureya, originally from Choto Village in Chief Magonde area in Chinhoyi, carried out the disgusting act several times until luck ran out for her when one day her employer, from Gonville suburb, 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 Gutu Rural Hospital where tests confirmed it was Mureyas menstrual blood. The toddlers mother immediately pressed charges against her, leading to her arrest.