A CHIPINGE woman has been by the police after she connived with her boyfriend to kill her daughter to save their relationship, which was now on the rocks.
Violet Chabvukwa (36) of Charurwa village under Chief Mutema was arrested together with her boyfriend Langton Sithole (30) whom she connived with to commit the murder.
The two appeared before Chipinge magistrate Elizabeth Hanzi facing murder charges.
They were not asked to plead and remanded to in custody to June 21. The magistrate also advised them to apply for bail at the High Court since they were facing a serious offence.
Public prosecutor Thulani Zondwayo told the court Chabvuka and Sithole were in love and were planning to marry.
During their courtship, Sithole told Chabvukwa that it was no longer possible for them to marry since his parents were unhappy that her girlfriend had a child.
“Sithole broke the news to Chabvukwa that the two could no longer marry because his parents were not happy with Chabvukwa having her own child,” the prosecutor told the court.
On May 30, Chabvukwa and Sithole hatched a plan to kill Chabvukwa`s daughter so that they could go ahead with their plans to marry.
The court heard the two suspects took the now deceased to a nearby small dam where Chabvukwa pinned her daughter on the ground while Sithole covered the minor’s mouth and nose with a plastic until she suffocated to death.
After accomplishing their mission, Chabvukwa removed the deceased`s top garment which she was wearing and covered the body which they dumped at the banks of the river and vanished.
The body was later discovered by a passer-by who reported the matter to the police. Investigations were conducted leading to the arrest of the pair. The body was taken a local hospital for post-mortem.-New Zimbabwe
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A Chinhoyi man was grisly murdered and had his body left in a disused house.
John Fundo, 25, of Destiny was found dead in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Two suspects have since been arrested for murder while the other two are on the run.
Mashonaland West Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Magret Chitove told H-Metro that residents from Ruvimbo Phase 2, discovered the body of Fundo in an unfinished house.
Inspector Chitove said Fundo was found having difficulties in breathing and an informer made a report at ZRP Chemagamba.
ZRP Chemagamba and CID quickly reacted to the report and found Fundo dead.
Police made investigations and got information that Fundo was assaulted by four men.
The arrested suspects are MacDonald Mushove, 28, and Denford Matore, 27.
Fundo was found with a deep cut in his head and bruises all over his body.
Insp Chitove urged members of the public to preserve the sanctity of life.
“Whenever people have misunderstandings, they must resolve them amicably or invite the police so that the law follows its due course,” said Insp Chitove.
She underscored the need for the members of the general populace not to take the law into their own hands.
Insp Chitove said the suspects will appear in court soon.
“Fundo’s body was taken to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital awaiting a post mortem.
“The police are still hunting for the two suspects who are still at large. Fundo’s next of kin has been advised,” said Insp Chitove