HIV+ domestic laces kid's porridge with blood

2012-03-16 13:23

Cape Town - An HIV-positive 17-year-old domestic worker from Masvingo in Zimbabwe was caught lacing the porridge of her employer's 4-year-old child with her own menstrual blood, cruelty that earned her a 10-year prison term, NewsDay reported.

According to the report, Pelagia Mureya carried out the "disgusting act several times until luck ran out for her when one day her employer, noticed a drop of blood when her child was eating porridge and investigated".

The domestic professed ignorance of the blood but her employer took the porridge, her child and the domestic to a nearby hospital where tests confirmed it was Mureya's menstrual blood.

The toddler's mother immediately pressed charges against her, leading to her arrest.
She will effectively serve eight years as two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.

  • Bluecrest - 2012-03-16 13:28


      Enhle - 2012-03-16 14:20

      THIS IS SICKENING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope all is well with the child though

      lovenergy - 2012-03-16 14:44

      @deabreu,this isn't about race.

      Clarve - 2012-03-16 14:56

      @Josef: Yes, very much so. People of all races have attempted to murder other people.

  • Pieter Jansen Van Rensburg - 2012-03-16 13:28

    That is disgusting.... Locker up for good!!

  • Kraken - 2012-03-16 13:28

    OMG!!! This is why we need the death penalty. People like this don't deserve life

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-03-16 13:42

      Zuma doesn't want to lose his friends

      Ntombza - 2012-03-16 14:09

      Are you aware this happened in Zim?

      edwardsch - 2012-03-16 15:00

      @Ntombza - Who cares where it happened? The fact that it happened at all is what is the problem. Only problem is that the Zim courts will probably release her for good behaviour so that she can vote that dimwit back into power. What a bunch of jokers.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-03-16 13:29

    This is beyond sick - this is barbaric! Has she no shame or compassion for an innocent child? I hope she rots in jail!

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-16 13:30


  • elsabe.wessels1 - 2012-03-16 13:30

    Utterly and completely sick!

  • Bluecrest - 2012-03-16 13:30

    Attempted Murder Charge of a minor!

  • Whispers4life - 2012-03-16 13:31

    This is so sick !!!!! 10 years is nothing!!!

  • tracey.baard - 2012-03-16 13:32

    attempted murder. case closed. crazy or not.

  • Kgomotso Radise - 2012-03-16 13:34

    Uncle Bob (Robert Mogabe) is waiting for her to serve the sentence in Zimbabwe

      celeste.rsa - 2012-03-16 13:41

      This is in Zimbabwe.....

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-03-16 13:34

    WTF...??? mestrual blood??? She doesn's deserve to mind is finding it hard to understand how a person would do something like this...

      HiJack - 2012-03-16 13:37


      Gerhard - 2012-03-16 13:50

      Attempted infanticide.

      Peter - 2012-03-16 14:02

      Oh nthlarhi.ntimane .... wake up. I don't believe either one has any right to anything .... let alone life.

  • jacques.c.smit - 2012-03-16 13:35

    That is freakin disturbing...this woman must serve much more than 8 years and should be banned form society for good...

  • patricia.giraudeau - 2012-03-16 13:37

    May she die an agonising death in prison.

      TBlogger - 2012-03-16 13:43

      and fed her own menstrual blood for meals!

  • Shellerjc - 2012-03-16 13:37

    WTF - good behaviour??? What crap is that? Dont care if you ate white, pink, blue, yellow whatever- that is disgusting... She should be charged with attempted murder....

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-16 13:37

    even if maybe she was under abuse from her employer or unhappy about circumstances that may have occured,she shouldnt have done!

      GTR2 - 2012-03-16 13:40

      Here we go , nowhere does it say she was under abuse, but i guess she tried that line. MAY SHE DIE!!!!!

      TBlogger - 2012-03-16 13:44

      dumb fool, no one says she was abused by her employer and EVEN if she was, she should have taken it up with her employer. WTF did the child do to deserve something so barabaric?

  • Dries - 2012-03-16 13:38

    Savages. I have no other word for people like this.

  • richard.galpin - 2012-03-16 13:38


      mattcredible - 2012-03-16 14:06

      Which is in Southern Africa @Nathan

      suncana.bradley - 2012-03-16 14:44

      Breaking news Richard, the rest of the world can be as sick as Southern Africa. Blame it on the individual or even their upbringing or lack of education or culture if you must, but not the country.

  • Johannes - 2012-03-16 13:39

    is n Naarheid, geen mens doen dit so!

  • Nirosha - 2012-03-16 13:39

    Bloody disgusting woman!

  • jlouw1 - 2012-03-16 13:39

    Thank you News24 for re-uniting me with my breakfast i ate this mmorning... I feel sick to me stomach after reading this. Some vile sick ppl out there..

  • kjsverlinde - 2012-03-16 13:39

    dafuq did i just read

      philip.venter1 - 2012-03-16 13:52

      9gaggers be reading news? AAAAAHHHH YYYYEEAAAA!!!

      hyped989 - 2012-03-16 14:40

      I see what you did there

      Gershon - 2012-03-16 15:03

      True story

  • Mary Murrhh Moshoeshoe - 2012-03-16 13:40

    This is a disgrace to the human race and it just shows evil people can get infect to people with this disease and 10 years is a very short term because she needs mental help for her to have seen this incident as \correct\ in her mind and it might be possible that she is not the only person in the world performing such a deed

  • TBlogger - 2012-03-16 13:42

    Throw her to the dogs, disgusting pig!

  • Tshepo - 2012-03-16 13:43


  • Perfume - 2012-03-16 13:46

    Reading this article, I am thinking how I would of hit this woman if this were my child

  • Lindokuhle Masikane - 2012-03-16 13:47

    how cruel cn a persn get??? Doin such a horrendous act on an innocent child. Im sorry but she deserves the death sentence

  • Herman - 2012-03-16 13:48, spoeg uit!

  • Nigel - 2012-03-16 13:48


      crazyjourno - 2012-03-16 14:43

      No, Nigel. Animals do not even do this to their own kind! Beneath animals!!

      william - 2012-03-16 14:46

      animals wont do such a disgusting thing!!!!NIGEL....

  • Nada Nozimbali - 2012-03-16 13:49


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  • springbokke - 2012-03-16 13:49

    What evil , low down scum........bastards.

  • the_gob - 2012-03-16 13:50

    NO worries people, she'll be dead after about 1 year and a bit inside our wonderful prisons. No food, no water, bed lice the size of small rodents,no access to her HIV drugs. The two year thing is just there to make us (Zimbo's) look like we have a justice system that cares. Good as dead.

  • Peter - 2012-03-16 13:50

    This is absolutely the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of and has made today a record low in humanity's existence! Just when I thought with a headline "Mother pimps Daughters 3 and 5years old" couldn't get worse for the day! These are two hideous, heinous and super evil acts!!! Really, we ARE in the last days!

  • Deon - 2012-03-16 13:51

    This is disguisting but luckily you don't transfer HIV this way.

      Deon - 2012-03-16 14:37

      No Willie even kissing an HIV person is safe. HIV is transferred by sex / needlepricks / using the same needle and syringe and breastmilk.

      lovenergy - 2012-03-16 14:49

      Sorry Deon but I am with Willie on this one

      Lee - 2012-03-16 15:06

      Ja lucky for that but what about all the other poofy sicknesses she might be carrying? SIS, if she can do that then she can do many yukee unclean things..........damn my eyes are watering and I feel like vomiting just thinking about it.

  • Selebaleng - 2012-03-16 13:52

    OMG!!! I was never in favour of maids, and the recent stories about maids make me confirm that no maid for me. What a disgusting act. Jo nna mmawe!!! Aowa I have ran out of words. Hope the toddler was not infected.

      the_gob - 2012-03-16 14:16

      Toddler is fine mate, thankfully HIV can't be transmitted this way, the virus doesn't live long outside its host, that's why mosquito's can't give it to you either. But she will face the full wrath of Mugabe's laws and prisons. 10 year sentence as good as a the death penalty

  • Pierrette - 2012-03-16 13:53

    This is can u do that to a innocent child...

  • Tawizee - 2012-03-16 13:55

    She is a sick lunatic ! Luckily the HIV can't live for more than a minute outside the human body.

  • primrosenn - 2012-03-16 13:57

    8yrs isnt enough they should have charged her for life cause this is really sick and disgusting, how can you do that to a child.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-03-16 13:57

    There's no use responding to this. My comment will be deleted.

  • Clay - 2012-03-16 13:59

    How can they give her two suspended years? This is the sickest thing I have ever heard! My blood boils! What did a 4 year old child do to deserve such a grotesque act? What did the child's mother do? People like this is what's wrong with the world today.

  • debra.brasem - 2012-03-16 14:01

    Gross no words. No comment on the child and her status now becuase of a very sick woman

  • Karen - 2012-03-16 14:04

    WTF! What was she thinking?

  • Dineo - 2012-03-16 14:05

    That is why we need HANG PAAL

  • Liesbet - 2012-03-16 14:07

    W T H!

  • Pulverturm - 2012-03-16 14:11

    OMG I'm gonna be sick!

  • Nazeem - 2012-03-16 14:14

    What happened to the poor child? was the child tested for HIV?

  • Louise - 2012-03-16 14:15

    This makes me naar! What is wrong with her?!

  • Nyameka - 2012-03-16 14:15

    She deserves to rot in jail! Witch!

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  • Passop - 2012-03-16 14:17

    WTF goes through peoples minds? Seriously? She does not deserve 10 years for that. How about 25???