CHIVI – Nyevedzani Community in Chivi , Masvingo Province has been left in shock after a 17-year-old mother allegedly threw her daughter into the Tugwi River.
The court heard that on the first of this month, the accused had a misunderstanding with her 16 year old brother over relationship issues.
During the misunderstanding, the accused is alleged to have threatened to kill herself and it is further alleged that after the argument, she took her two-year-old daughter and threw her into Tugwi river.
The accused was arrested after her Grandmother, Esther Mujere reported the matter to the police.
The infant’s body is yet to be recovered.
The accused has been remanded in custody to the 16th of this month.
Meanwhile, domestic violence turned fatal after 44 year old, Elias Tokoda of Chivi district allegedly assaulted his wife to death.
Allegations are that on the 31st of last month, at around 11 pm, the accused allegedly assaulted his wife, Josephine Gutsa accusing her of allowing their step daughter to enter into relationships with married men.
Gwezhira allegedly beat up his wife using a rubber whip until she fell unconscious.
The accused handed himself to the police after realising that her wife had died.