A 38-year-old Tsholotsho woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her newborn baby girl by strangling it and burying the remains in her garden.
The police said the suspect was impregnated by her boyfriend while he husband was in South Africa.
On his return from Mzansi, the husband noticed his wife’s breasts were swollen but he did not report the matter to the police. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said in a crime update:
On 20/01/22, Police in Tsholotsho acted on a tip-off and arrested a woman (38) in connection with a case of infanticide, where the suspect, who was impregnated by her boyfriend while the husband was in SA, gave birth to a baby girl on 01/12/21 at Mhlatshwa Village and strangled the baby to death before burying the remains in her garden.
The matter came to light after the husband came back and noticed the suspect’s swollen breast. The husband did not report the case to Police.
The remains have since been exhumed and taken to Tsholotsho District Hospital for post-mortem.