….In Bid To Cover Up Affair
Chipinge villagers were left in shock and sadness after a woman and her lover allegedly connived to kill her newborn infant in a bid to conceal their adul_terous affair.
The pair reportedly buried the body in a garden situated on the banks of Musirizwi River to cover up their crime.
Majika Zamukudzi (21) had an extra-marital affair with her husband’s nephew, Edison Ndangana (24).
The got together in the absence of Zamukudzi’s husband who works in South Africa, resulting in Majika falling pregnant.
She delivered a baby girl but the infant did not see the light of the day as the mother and her life strangled the poor baby.
They wrapped her body with a taxi bag and later buried in the garden.
Suspicion of murder only arose when Edison’s wife visited Zamukudzi with the intention of borrowing matches to light up a fire.
When she arrived at her room she called out her name but Zamukudzi replied in a low pitched tone. She instantly sensed that something was wrong.
“I entered the room and saw traces of blood. Zamukudzi told me that she had a miscarriage but I smelt a rat. There was no remains of a foetus anywhere,” she said.
The neighbour then rushed to inform close relatives. The police were later called to investigate.
After heavy interrogation, the suspects confessed to committing the crime.
They led detectives to the garden and dug up the decomposing remains of the infant.
“My husband last came here in January and he did not realise that I was pregnant with Edison’s baby. I slept with my husband before he left but I knew he would never believe that the baby was his.
“Edison and I decided to kill the baby and conceal the evidence before he could find out since he is currently in South Africa,” said Zamukudzi.