A 38-year-old Tsholotsho woman strangled and buried in a garden, her newly-born baby she conceived with a boyfriend while her husband was away working in South Africa.
Police said the woman has since been arrested and now faces infanticide.
Said the police via their official Twitter handle Friday, “On 20/01/22, Police in Tsholotsho acted on a tip-off and arrested a woman (38) in connection with a case of infanticide, where the suspect, who was impregnated by her boyfriend while the husband was in SA, gave birth to a baby girl on 01/12/21 at Mhlatshwa Village and strangled the baby to death before burying the remains in her garden.
“The matter came to light after the husband came back and noticed the suspect’s swollen breast. The husband did not report the case to Police.
“The remains have since been exhumed and taken to Tsholotsho District Hospital for post-mortem. #notoinfanticide.”