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Woman arrested for killing newly born baby


A 34-year-old woman from Chiwundura has been arrested after she gave birth and later fatally struck the baby using a cooking stick.

Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Fungai Ngawagare said the suspect Susan Manikayi who was heavily pregnant went into labour while she was in a kitchen last Sunday.

“She then instructed two minors that she was staying with to go outside but they then peeped into the kitchen through the window as she was delivering a baby,” said Asst Insp Ngawagare.

He said soon after giving birth, she took a cooking stick and struck the newborn twice on the head killing the baby.

“She then wrapped the baby in a grey skirt and stashed it at the back of the door. The following morning she took the body and went to a nearby bush where she dug a shallow grave and buried the baby. The minors later informed some villagers who then alerted the police leading to the arrest of Manikayi,” he said.

In other news – DJ Levels granted ZWL$20 000 bail

Chillspot Records producer, Roger Tafadzwa Kadzimwe popularly known as DJ Levels has appeared in court facing allegations of contravening the Data Protection Act after he allegedly leaked sexually explicit videos on social media.

DJ Levels was not asked to plead when he appeared in court this Tuesday facing charges of contravening the Data Protection Act. Learn More

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