A 26-YEAR-OLD Gwanda woman has appeared in court for allegedly killing her new born baby and dumping the body in a latrine at her neighbour’s homestead.
Nomagugu Zikhali of Magedleni Village pleaded not guilty to infanticide when she appeared before Gwanda magistrate, Miss Lerato Nyathi.
She was remanded out of custody on $50 bail to a date to be advised pending further investigations.
Prosecuting, Mr Takunda Mafudze said Zikhali allegedly gave birth and killed her baby on September 4.She allegedly kept the matter a secret until the offence was discovered by her uncle.
“On September 4 at around 3PM, Zikhali, who was seven months pregnant, gave birth to a baby boy while alone in a kitchen hut. She killed the baby and threw it in a Blair toilet at her neighbour’s homestead and kept quiet about the matter.
“A few days later her uncle realised that Zikhali’s was no longer pregnant and he questioned her but she refused to disclose what had happened. Her uncle took her to the police who also questioned her.
Zikhala later revealed that she had thrown the baby in the toilet. She led the police to the Blair toilet resulting in the recovery of the body,” he said.
Source : The Chronicle