THE family of a four-year-old girl, who was kidnapped and raped in Mutoko in April, is appealing to well-wishers to assist them in getting her admitted to a rehabilitation institution.
A relative said doctors had informed the family that they would soon discharge the girl from the Intensive Care Unit.
She was admitted to the ICU of a local hospital on April 22, following the rape incident.
“We received a call from the hospital on Friday and the doctors informed us that our child had suffered brain damage and lost her eyesight,” the relative said.
Her relatives said they are traumatised by the condition of their child.
“We are seeking assistance from well-wishers to continue her rehabilitation after being discharged from hospital.
“There is nothing that hurts us more than seeing our little girl in pain and not being able to do anything to help her,” he said.
The girl was kidnapped on her way home from school in April.
Her suspected abductors, Pedo Samu (52) and Godfrey Gatsi (38), are believed to have wanted to kill her for ritual purposes.
Samu claimed they wanted to kill the girl for ritual purposes after being promised US$1 500 by Gatsi.