Nurse accused of injecting child with HIV tainted blood

A nurse accused of injecting her stepson with HIV-contaminated blood in January last year will appear in the Mhala Regional court on Thursday, Limpopo police said.

Captain Moatshe Ngoepe said the woman — a nurse from Matikwane Hospital near Bushbuckridge — was arrested on January 17, 2004 after the now six-year-old boy told his biological mother she had injected him about three months ago.

The first time the mother took her son to the doctor, he tested HIV negative. However, three months later he was tested again, and the result was positive, Ngoepe said.

She was released on R1 500 bail and the case was provisionally withdrawn in November last year due to insufficient evidence, but was reinstated after police followed up leads and uncovered new evidence.

The 33-year-old woman faces a charge of attempted murder. – Sapa

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Latest stories

Explainer: Why it is difficult to mine in South Africa

The Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies is not entirely wrong, South Africa is a difficult place to mine, say analysts

Afrofuturism meets Wabi-Sabi at Design Joburg

Architects, fashion designers and tastemakers descend on Johannesburg’s premium design event

Asiatic black bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in...

Two bear cubs, weighing only 2.4kg and 3.3kg, were rescued from a man intending to sell them on the illicit wildlife market

How the ANC wants to re-evaluate cadre deployment during policy...

The party's decision to relook at the deployment process could result in a broadening of the pool of candidates for positions.
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×