Infant dies as mother gets beaten over alleged adultery


POLICE say a four month old baby died last Saturday whilst strapped on its mother’s back after she was assaulted in Shamva over adultery accusations.

In a statement yesterday, police said the infant died while strapped on its 23-year old mother’s back.

“A four months old infant, who was strapped on the back of his mother died after the mother, Prisca Dhirau (23) was assaulted and pushed to the wall of the shop by the suspect only identified as Mai Shumai Kanyoka ,on Saturday, at Logan Shopping Center in Shamva," read the police statement.

They said Kanyoka had accused Dhirau of having an extra-marital affair with her husband, which then led to the fight.

Police said investigations are still in progress.

In an unrelated matter, police appealed for information which might lead to the arrest of Judge Evans Zinzombe (36) who is being sought in connection with a case of murder which occurred on December 7, 2022 at a house in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo.

Police said the suspect allegedly sneaked into a room where his wife, Phelomina Mabika (32), daughter (12) and son (7) were sleeping, before strangling the wife to death.

The couple was reportedly having marital problems, forcing them to sleep in separate rooms.

After the murder, police said the suspect went on to sexually abuse his wife’s corpse in full view of the children.The children spent the whole night with their mother’s dead body until a police report was made in the morning.

Police also said they are investigating a murder case in Kadoma, which occurred during the weekend along the Kadoma-Blue Ranges Road.

The victim, Elisha Gundu (27), allegedly died after he was stabbed with a double blade flick knife on the head and throat by the suspect, Hussen Neriji (38).

The victim had accused the suspect of having an extra-marital affair with his wife. Neriji has since been arrested.


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