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Woman Who Killed Newborn Baby To Conceal Infidelity Spared Jail

Woman Who Killed Newborn Baby To Conceal Infidelity Spared Jail

A woman from Tsholotsho who was recently arrested for killing her newborn baby will not go to prison but perform community service (unpaid work).

Trasia Mathe (35), from Mhlatshwa Line, Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North Province, murdered the infant to conceal her infidelity from her husband, who is based in South Africa.

She appeared before Tsholotsho resident magistrate Victor Mpofu charged with infanticide as defined in Section 48 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

The magistrate initially slapped Mathe with 30 months’ imprisonment of which six months were suspended for 5 years on condition of good behaviour.

The remaining 24 months were, however, suspended on condition that she completes 480 hours of community service.

Prosecutor Tarisai Mukokoro told the court that sometime in March 2021, Mathe was impregnated by her boyfriend while her husband was in South Africa.

She allegedly hid the pregnancy to save her marriage and did not seek any medical attention.

The State further alleged that on 1 December 2021, and at around 4 am Mathe experienced labour pains and gave birth to a baby girl.

She then strangled the newly born baby to death and went on to bury her in a shallow grave in her garden.

Police were tipped off of the incident and launched investigations leading to Mathe’s arrest.

Upon her arrest, Mathe led the police to her garden where she had buried the baby.

The remains of the baby were exhumed and taken to Tsholotsho Hospital for a post-mortem.

More: B-Metro


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16 Comments

Light 3 months ago

Infanticide neabortion hazvina kufanana here


Bright 3 months ago

Pindula madii mambotisotera ye marange nyaya pane vanhu vasiri kubatika mazuvano


Nimrod mandishona 3 months ago

Sha hatipedze nguva ndiri pachi platform ichi wanzwa ,zvoda iwewe usina chekuita unoswera wakangobata ka fn uripa pindula

Bright 3 months ago

Mutemo wacho unotoshaya kti unombofamba sei number zhinji dzinouraya vana vanongonzi community service amheno kti why


mufakosi 3 months ago

MASHURA AKABHOIRISWA MUURAYI COMMUNITY SERVICE UUUU MUTONGI PAMWE NDIYE AKAMITISA HAKUNA ZVAKADARO
ARARA NE15YRS 7YRS MUKATI AURAYA 480HRS MWARI HONAIWO


Eland Mhofela 3 months ago

Thou shall not kill.

S/he loves me who keeps my commandments ☝🏿


Tkt 3 months ago

Haa apa GVT yaku koniwa manje, haa hazviite izvi. Murder is Murder veduwee


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baba jairos machingambi 3 months ago

Sorry fon yangu yanyora zviizvo


baba jairos machingambi 3 months ago

Pliz,hurument ngaiongorore mutongu uyu zvakasimba anosekesa nyika into.ngitshela sibili bamise u machine lo katsvani bevhumbulule khonge kuyanuka lokkhu Common.serves bakhhiti ngamanyala omuhlabeni.We need justice!!!


Captain 3 months ago

This judge might probably be the boyfriend, community service for taking a life... A slap to the justice system


Ini zvangu 3 months ago

Anosara opedza community service ave neyimwe nhumbu futi, neyimwe boyfriend.


chimuti 3 months ago

Ngavauraye havo vana vacho mutongo wemunhu auraya anoitwa community service here she was supposed to be given 18 years behind bars


. 3 months ago

Vese varikuti judgement iri lenient codification moiziva hre? Infanticide yagara haina makore akawanda hawo kujeri coz its teated as mukadzi akauraya mwana before 6mnths azvara pfungwa dzake dzinenge dzisiri straight. Vatokanganwq kt aende kwapsych


Non believer 3 months ago

That judgement is too lenient.Just imagine taking someone's life as simple as that.That won't deter would be offenders.


Tafman 3 months ago

The judgement is too lenient, it doesn't desist whod be offenders from commiting the same crime.


Mdara Odza 3 months ago

Community service for killing an infant? That's a slap on the wrist



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