Woman goes merry-making after killing baby

DZIVARASEKWA residents were left shell-shocked last week after an 18-year-old mother killed her 20-month-old daughter and dumped the body in a storm drain before she went merry-making in the city.


The suspect, Mellisa Makavani, was arrested on December 24 after she went to Dzivarasekwa Police Station claiming her baby had been murdered by unknown assailants.

“On 23 December at about 5pm, the accused person tied her daughter on both hands and left her at a secluded area between Dzivarasekwa 3 and Dzivarasekwa Extension. She then killed her, dumped the body in a storm drain and went into the city centre to enjoy herself,” police spokesperson Superintendent Andrew Phiri said.

“On December 24 at about 0900 hours, she returned home from the city centre and started looking for her daughter, but she did not remember where she had left her.”

Phiri said Makavani later met Brighton Chirisa and asked him to escort her to the site where she had dumped her.

“Upon arrival at the scene they discovered the baby lying dead in a pool of stagnant water facing downwards. The accused person then went to ZRP Dzivarasekwa and made a report and the scene was attended to,” Phiri said.

He said the toddler had a wound just above the left eye and both hands were tied with a black string.

Makavani was yesterday remanded in custody to January 11 next year after she appeared before Harare magistrate Don Ndirowei on a murder charge.

Tungamirai Chakurira appeared for the State.

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  1. A horrific story,reported by one of the poorest reporters in the age of journalism…could’nt even comprehend it

    1. Thanks Nyanguwo. Do these papers have editors? The reporting is miserably muddled.

  2. saka wakamuzvarirei “children are a blessing from God”

  3. Children having children that’s the end result

  4. thats satanist, she enjoyed the baby`s blood, be careful she is now a society-misfit

  5. Please,lets have more training for these journalists,so that they write clearly and lucidly.

  6. a suitable candidate for the gallows. the hangman must be allowed to do his job

  7. Dont just say poor reporting state exactly where the reporter missed his facts, maybe you feel you can do better just like a spectator in a football match? Positive comments improve our newspapers

    1. Just hang the bitch ASAP .

  8. Haiwawo,this mirrors hw th gvt(ie ZPF) is savagely killin its own citizens.ths story cumz as no surprise 2 me.shame on tht woman,nd shame on u gvt!!!

  9. Nxaa she is a murderer´satanist

  10. mars dzikama,if u are blind doesnt mean we all are…

    1. When a house has been poorly constructed we will comment even if we are not builders. Poor play can be seen by spectators even if they do not know how to play football.Iwe BMarsMars taura zvine musoro. People have a right to comment even if they are not experts in the field.

      1. well said…handizivi hangu kuti mvura inotreatwa sei asi zinwa iri kukundikana

  11. @Nyaguwo and friends kana musingagoni kuverenga chirungu endai munoverenga Kwaedza. Keep on the gud wrk mr journalist

  12. @gareta kana uchiti journo uyu akagona basa,it says a lot about ur literacy level….kana kunyora kwayedza racho kunoda skill wani?

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