An 18-year-old man from Chibuku village under Chief Nhema took his three-week-old baby and tried to shove him into a boiling three-legged pot but failed because the pot was full of pumpkins and mealies.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the heinous incident and said the accused was in police custody helping with investigations.
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“We received a report of a man who killed his three-week-old daughter under bizarre circumstances. I can confirm the man is in police custody and is helping us do our investigations,” said Mazula.
Sources said Leo Nzara was at home with his 16-year-old brother, his aunt (his mother’s elder sister) Fancisca Dikinya (64) and his nursing wife when he allegedly committed the grisly crime at around 19:00hrs on March 25.