Infanticide

  • Courts and Law

    17-year-old father poisons son after dispute with wife

    A Mutare based teenage father has made shocking revelations in court after admitting that he poisoned his two-month-old son following a domestic dispute with his ex-wife. Although 19-year-old Brenton Guri from Mayo initially pleaded not guilty to murder, he later admitted to having poisoned his son after the State, led by Prosecutor Malvern Musarurwa gave evidence. Guri told the court…

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  • 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…

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  • Local

    Rape victim buries baby in shallow grave at employer’s home

    A 17-year-old Hurungwe girl allegedly repeatedly raped by her uncle at her rural home last year, escaped the assaults after getting a job in Chitungwiza, but later became pregnant. She then gave birth at her employer’s place in Chitungwiza but buried it in a shallow grave The girl revealed what happened and what she had done after she fell sick…

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