A 44-year old woman from Muzvimwe village under Chief Chiwara recently appeared before magistrate Edwin Marecha facing charges of chocking and throwing her six-months-old baby into Matezva Dam.

Juliet Kuzu was charged for contravening Section 48 (1) (a) of The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

Kuzu pleaded guilty to the charge and by the time of writing, the case was set to continue in the same court.

It was the State’s case, as presented by prosecutor Samuel Magobeya, that on March 05 at around 09:00 hrs, Kuzu strangled her baby and threw her into Matezva Dam.

The body of the baby was then found floating on the water by one Alfonse Mauta who reported the matter to the police, leading to Kuzu’s arrest.

The body was taken to Gutu Mission Hospital for a post-mortem and it was found that the baby died due to drowning.

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