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Anna Machaya’s husband back in court

THE ‘husband’ of 14-year-old Anna Machaya who died at the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church in Marange recently, Hatirarami alias Evans Momberume who is facing murder and sleeping with a minor charges will be back in the dock today (Friday).

Momberume was not asked to plead to murder and having sexual intercourse with a minor charges when he recently appeared before Mutare regional magistrate, Mrs Lucie-Anne Mungwari.

Mrs Mungwari remanded him in custody to today (September 3).

Messrs Tirivanhu Mutyasira and Jonathan Chingwinyiso appeared for the State, while Mr Brian Majamanda of Khupe and Chijara Law Chambers represented Momberume.

It is the State’s case that Momberume caused the death of the girl by impregnating her and failing to take her to a proper health institution to receive healthcare services.

“Instead, the accused person took Annah Machaya to Johanne Marange traditional midwives where she delivered and died after some labour complications.

“He thereafter secretly buried her without notifying the authorities of her death,” said Mr Mutyasira.

On the other count, Momberume is said to have impregnated Annah and stayed with her as his wife.

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