A 56-year-old Chipinge woman allegedly fatally assaulted her seven-year-old grand-daughter with a sjambok, accusing her of stealing $100. Edinah Makuyana of Maengeni Village, Daisyhill, Chipinge this week appeared before Mr Frankly Mkwananzi at Chipinge Magistrates’ Court facing murder charges. She was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to May 24.
Makuyana was also advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
Prosecuting, Mr Timothy Katsande, said on May 7, Makuyana checked her money which she kept in an empty camphor cream container and found nothing.
She asked the two siblings, Tadiwanashe Sithole and Sithandikile Masunungure whether they had seen the money. Tadiwanashe later admitted stealing the money. It is alleged that Makuyana took a sjambok and assaulted Tadiwanashe several times all over the body.
After bashing her, Makuyana told Tadiwanashe to sit under a mango tree. Tadiwanashe complained of general body weakness and went to the bedroom to rest.
Mr Katsande said Makuyana went to check on Tadiwanashe and found her already dead.
A police report was made leading to Makuyana’s arrest.
— Manica Post