HIV/AIDS Counsellor accused of raping client

Portia Mlilo

Humana People to People (HPP) Botswana has suspended its employee, Emmanuel Malomo, who is alleged to have raped a client.

It is alleged on the 14th of May, the young HIV/AIDS counsellor Malomo raped the patient at Masedi Clinic at Tonota while on duty.

The 26-year-old accused person, works for HPP as a linkage officer monitoring HIV/AIDS patients, following up on defaulters and re-enrolling.

He was recently arraigned before Francistown Magistrate Faith Dlamini-Ngandu where he did not deny having sex with the victim claiming it was consensual.

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The accused was denied bail and remanded in custody pending conclusion of investigations.

According to HPP Country Manager, Moses Juma Zulu, the organisation suspended the accused person to give way for legal proceedings.

He said HPP Botswana has a clear code of conduct for its employees and procedures for any breach of it.

“The code of conduct serves to create a working environment based on transparency, accountability and trust within the organisation, among employees and between employees and clients. Almost 20 years IN practice, Botswana is a testimony to our commitment to this code of conduct. HPP is an NGO working in areas of health, community development, child welfare and early childhood development, fight against gender based violence among other services,” said Zulu

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