PARIRENYATWA PROBING CHILD SWITCH CLAIMS
…Facebook confessions triggers investigation
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals are investigating social media claims that a former midwife switched babies and gave her friend a physically-challenged child to spite her.
According to the unconfirmed social media claims, the incident took place in 1991 when the then Parirenyatwa midwife allegedly switched her friend’s child with a physically-challenged baby belonging to another woman.
Further to the scandal, the ‘confessions’ suggests the midwife was jealous of her friend’s married life during the time and first attempted to kill the baby, who was at maternity ward, before she then switched the babies.
Parirenyatwa’s Head of Public Relations Linos Dhire confirmed to H-Metro that an investigation is underway to establish the facts.
“We came across that story this is a story which happened in 1991.
“We are also interested in it and we are not ignoring it.
“For now we are doing all we can to resolve the matter and our team is looking into out archives from the nineties.
“First of all we have to look into the names and see if they really were admitted here at Pari during that time.
“We would want to establish the children’s names before we confirm or deny anything.
“This is a really difficult process considering it’s from 1991 up to now,” he explained.
Dhire said results will be available after due processes and the Nurses Council of Zimbabwe would be incorporated into the matter to determine the course of action.
The circulating confession reads as follows;
“Ini ndiri Mukadzi akura chaizvo pazera.
“Mugore ra 1991 ndaishandira pachipatara che Parerinyatwa ndiri mbuya nyamukuta.
“Shamwari yangu yandaidyidzana nayo akaroorwa zvakadadisa.
“Murume wake akamurambidza Kuti awirirane neni.
“Vanga vakungoita hupenyu hwepamusoro zvekuti kana ini ndanga ndisingachazivikanwe.
“Zvakandidya moyo zvese negodo zvikandibata.
Akazoita pamuviri and musi wakarwadza mimba akaenda kuchipatara uko kunova kwandaishanda.
“Ini ndakazonopinda night shift iye anga aenda kuchipatara kuma 2 masikati
“Ndakawana aripo, pfungwa dzangu ndaida kumuuraira mwana.
“Pakazoitawo amai vakabara matwins, umwe wacho aive nemusoro mukurusaa, netumakumbo tutete tete, nemaoko mapfupi matete.
“Ndakabva ndamuchinjanisa newe shamwari yangu uye vakanga vaitwa ma c-section vese.
“Ndakaita dhiri iri nevamwe vangu.
“Ndinoda kungoreurura hangu asi izvi azvina kuputsa imba yake sekufunga kwangu.
“Kana uripo pano Everjoy Mapako or Hama dzake ndisvitsireiwo mashoko aya.
“Now ndave Mukadzi mukuru uye ndakuziva Mwari.
“Everjoy mwana waunaye ahasi wako ndewa Juliet Kamotsi akabara matwins ku Parirenyatwa musi wa 13 July 1991/
“Ndiye munhu ane mwana wako, kana pane vanoziva vaviri ava ngaava zivise ndinoripa hangu.”
While the ‘confessions’ has sparked public outcry, there are genuine concerns that people can use social media to cook up stories that generate interest and in the process revenue for the owners of the platform being used.