Shocking Child Trafficking Case: Zimbabwean Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Her Newborn Baby

Zimbabwean Woman Jailed for Selling Newborn baby for R25,000 In a case that has shocked the nation, Pauline Maganga, a 23-year-old woman from Gokwe, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for selling her newborn baby. The sentence was handed down by Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube after Pauline Maganga was found guilty of child […] The post Shocking Child Trafficking Case: Zimbabwean Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Her Newborn Baby appeared first on iHarare News.

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Shocking Child Trafficking Case: Zimbabwean Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Her Newborn Baby

Zimbabwean Woman Jailed for Selling Newborn baby for R25,000

In a case that has shocked the nation, Pauline Maganga, a 23-year-old woman from Gokwe, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for selling her newborn baby.

The sentence was handed down by Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube after Pauline Maganga was found guilty of child trafficking.

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Elaborate Scheme Unveiled

According to New Zimbabwe, Pauline Maganga gave birth in South Africa and sold her baby boy to Janet Marimo for R25,000 (approximately $1,600).

WhatsApp messages between Maganga and Marimo revealed the meticulous planning that went into the arrangement, which began while Maganga was still pregnant.

Illegal Transactions Across Borders

It is in the States case that Marimo took the baby two days after birth, with plans to take the child to Australia. Maganga was supposed to obtain the birth certificate by October 29 but failed to do so, forcing Marimo to bring the baby to Zimbabwe illegally.

Upon receiving a tip-off, detectives arrested Marimo in Waterfalls, Harare, exposing the sordid deal.

DNA Confirms Identity

Following Marimo’s arrest, Maganga returned to Zimbabwe on December 12 in an attempt to regain custody of her son.

DNA paternity tests were performed, confirming her as the biological mother. As a result, she was promptly arrested. The baby has been placed under the care of Social Welfare.

Also Read: 23-Year-Old Woman Pleads Guilty To Selling Her Two-Weeks Old Baby

Magistrate Condemns Actions

Magistrate Ncube condemned Maganga’s actions as he delivered the sentence. The magistrate highlighted that Maganga’s conduct was especially egregious given the vulnerable nature of the victim.

“The offence was committed in aggravating circumstances, and there were no special circumstances to consider. Aggravation factors outweigh mitigatory factors.

She had the duty to keep and protect this child but chose to commodify the child for the purpose of trafficking,” he stated.

Ncube emphasized that in this modern era, no person should be sold.

In this modern world, no person should be sold. We have passed the slave trade era,” he declared.

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