Reminiscent of the ongoing war taking place in the Middle East where many children have died in Gaza, Palestine, the same destructive spirit seems to have caught up with a man from Gaza E, in Chipinge when he reportedly burnt his 3-year-old daughter to death.
Police have finally caught up with Tawanda Bright Majecha, 26, in connection with a horrifying incident that unfolded on November 16, 2023, in an act of rage during a domestic dispute, he allegedly locked his 3-year-old daughter and two other victims inside a house, setting it ablaze.
Tragically, the 3-year-old girl lost her life in the heinous act, while the other two victims, rescued by courageous neighbours, sustained burns.
The police have confirmed the arrest of Majecha on charges of murder.
Details as to what the domestic dispute was about have not yet been shared with the public yet. Majecha is being held in custody as he awaits his trial over the murder of his daughter.
The police have warned the public against using violence in domestic disputes. The incident has left many residents in Gaza E, Chipinge shivering at the heinous crime.
Recently, another father beat his daughter to death after she used mealie meal and cooking oil to play ‘mahumbwe’. The girl died while on the way to a local prophet after she was beaten with an electrical code till she died.
In another incident, a mother killed her son after beating him over a lost pen and faced charges of murder.
Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian children must end
In a speech delivered on November 6, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared that “Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children”. While his comments garnered immediate media attention, they somehow still understated the reality for Palestinian children.
In Gaza, Israeli forces are killing Palestinian children at a previously unfathomable rate. Over the past 40 days, Israeli forces have murdered more than 5,000 children in Gaza – with an additional 1,800 children missing under the rubble of destroyed buildings, most of them presumed dead. That is more than 6,800 Palestinian children killed over a period of 40 days. That amounts to over 170 children killed each day.