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Couple fatally crashes daughter (2)’s head during fight, burns its head


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A fist fight between a Kadoma couple saw the squabbling pair fatally crash its two-year-old baby’s head by mistake and later burning it to try and conceal the shock incident.

For the offence, Shadreck Mapiriyawo (38) and his wife, Auxcillian Tshuma (33) have been arresred and charged with murder.

Police said the incident happened on 20 July but the pair was arrested on Sunday 31 July.

Said the police, “The suspects burnt the head of their 2-year-old daughter to conceal the murder case after mistakenly hitting the victim with an unknown hard object on the head during a fist fight.”


In another incident involving the killing of an offspring, police in Harare this week arrested Nomore Makwinja (51) and Diana Makwinja (62) in Budiriro suburb, in connection with the murder of Diana Makwinja (16).

The father and aunt severely assaulted the minor while trying to discipline her for drug abuse activities and immoral behaviour.

Meanwhile, police in Mphoengs are investigating a case of murder which occurred on 31/07/22 at Gossan Mine.

The victim, Khaliphile Ndlovu (37) died after being hit with stones on the head by his brother Coster Ndlovu (23) as well as his friend Jonathan Moyo (24) following an argument over sharing of gold proceeds.


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