Courts and Law

Woman gives birth in bucket with hot water, kills baby

A MUTARE woman who concealed the birth of her new born baby after killing the infant has been slapped with a two year jail term.

The 20 year-old Queen Makombe, was, however, spared the custodial sentence after getting an alternative sentence of performing 490 hours of community service and a suspended 10-month jail term for five years.

Facts are that on the 23rd of this month, Makombe gave birth in a bucket with hot water before disposing the body of the infant in a nearby stream.

Neighbours suspected fowl play when they discovered she was no longer pregnant and alerted the police.

Police carried out investigations leading to Makombe’s confession and her arrest. 🔺

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