A MUSHIKASHIKA driver and his sister were yesterday arrested for allegedly killing his daughter in Budiriro, accusing her of immoral behaviour.
Nomore Makwinja, 51, and his sister Diana Makwinja, 52, reportedly took turns to beat up the 16-year-old Form Four learner, Diana Makwinja, two weeks ago.
She was admitted to a hospital where she died on Sunday.
Diana is said to have called her brother Nomore, from Wedza, to help discipline her niece, who is her namesake.
She had been living with her for the past four years and she was accusing her of taking illicit drugs and immoral behaviour.
National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner, Paul Nyathi, confirmed the arrest and urged parents and guardians to engage either the police, social workers or counsellors in handling children, instead of taking the law into their own hands.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested Nomore Makwinja and Diana Makwinja in Budiriro suburb in Harare in connection with the murder of Diana Makwinja,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“The father and aunt severely assaulted the minor while trying to discipline her for drug abuse and immoral behaviour,” he said.
Nomore separated with Diana’s mother, Janet Moyo, in 2019 and she relocated to South Africa.
Janet told H-Metro that her marriage with Nomore was hell on earth and her parents had pleaded with her to quit.
The ZRP has arrested Nomore Makwinja (51) and Diana Makwinja (62) in Budiriro suburb , Harare in connection with the murder of Diana Makwinja (16). The father and aunt severely assaulted the minor while trying to discipline her for drug abuse activities and immoral behaviour
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“We have two children with Nomore, a boy and the late Diana,” said Janet.
“I was not shocked to receive reports that he had severely assaulted my daughter because he has been abusive during the subsistence of our marriage.
“Ndagara ndakazvambaradzwa kurohwa ndomhanyira kuvabereki vangu ndichidzoka ndorohwazve kusvikira vabereki vangu vati haungafire kuroorwa.
“My parents pleaded with me to quit and I thanked them for saving my life. I could have been the first to be killed by Nomore.
“My aunt has been staying with my two children, while Nomore lives in their home village in Wedza,” said Janet.
Nomore is known in Wedza for driving a mushikashika. – H-Metro