Fungayi Moyana

The whole of Masvingo city was left heartbroken and shell shocked after a woman allegedly drowned her three year old baby boy in Mutirikwi River just to please her boyfriend.

Joyce Madzimure(25) of Gwatinyanya Village under Chief Mapanzure was allegedly on separation with her husband  when she fell in love with Amos Chipare(39) of Mushawasha village under chief Shumba.

The two connived to drown the woman’s child, Farai Sigauke, after suggesting that the minor was disturbing their love affair.

The two  made arrangements and went to Mutirikwi river at night ,stripped the baby of all his clothes and throw him into the ice cold water.

They watched him dying in the freezing waters.

All hell broke loose when the couple’s love affair ended early this year.

Madzimure in a desperate move rekindled her love with her husband, biological father of the murdered child.

She then  confessed of killing  their one and only child with the help of her ex lover Chipare.

Madzimure begged for forgiveness and pleaded with her husband to keep the matter a blood secret.

The husband John Sigauke went straight to the police leading to the arrest of the two.

A  decomposed body of the child was then retrieved from Mutirikwi River.

Masvingo Provincial Magistrate Mr Langton Ndokera referred the case to the High Court in Masvingo.

Madzimure and Chipare will on July 13 face murder charges in High Court.