A woman from Rusenga village in Zimuto district in Masvingo last week shocked passengers in a commuter omnibus when she suddenly threw her two-months-old baby out through the window of a moving kombi.
Vimbai Wapendama (22) then jumped off the speeding kombi immediately afterwards. her baby, Munashe Chinzou, died on the spot while Wapendama suffered a fructured leg.
Assistant Police Spokesperson for masvingo province, Nkululeko Nduna, confirmed the incident ans said investigations are underway.
The shocking incident happened on Tuesday at around 4pm along Gonamombe Road as the kombi headed for Masvingo city.
Although police investigations are still in progress, it is believed that the woman at some stage suspected that the kombi crew wanted to abduct her and use her and her child for ritual purposes.
Initial reports indicate that the crew could have been joking amongst themselves saying zvedu zvaita (we have made it) which confused the woman into thinking that she was already into captivity. Police however, could not confirm this allegation because the woman is still in hospital.
According to police, the woman tried to run away after jumping off but was chased by the kombi driver who apprehended her and brought her back to the kombi before calling Masvingo Rural Police. The driver has been identified as Johannes Mataure.
Chinzou's body was taken to Masvingo General Hospital and the woman is in the same hospital under arrest. Three other passengers reportedly witnessed the incident.