|Killer mother remanded in custody|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 08:14|
A NYAZURA woman, Talent Munjoma, who allegedly killed her two minor children aged between three and nine-years old, in angry reaction over accusations of failing to provide for them by their husbands' family members has been further remanded in custody.
Munjoma, who was clad in prison garb, appeared before Rusape magistrate, Mr Shigirai Mutiro on routine remand last Friday - as a self actor - and was advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
Her matter was remanded to July 20.
It was the State case led by Mr Gift Chokodza that Munjoma (27), of Mutora Village under Chief Makoni - allegedly strangled her two minor children - Charity (3) and Arthur (9) - to death following an eternal dispute over their upkeep with her husband, Fungai Matinenga.
After the act, Munjoma allegedly buried the two's bodies in a shallow grave in Ruwandazuwa Mountain before rushing to seek cleansing services from a n'anga.
She was arrested after confessing to her criminal acts to a traditional leader - Nicks Matumbi (66) - of Murehwa Village, in the same district, in the hope that he would assist by cleansing her.
The n'anga instead caused her arrest.
Mr Chokodza said the woman confessed having been "fed up with the children" and "decided to get rid of them" because they were struggling to fend for them.
However, her desire was not granted as the n'anga refused to co-operate.
"The suspect had a long standing dispute over the upkeep of the children with her husband, Fungai Matinenga. Both were not employed and were finding it difficult to fend for the family.
Munjoma led the police to Ruwandazuwa Mountain where the remains of her two children Charity and Arthur were exhumed from a shallow grave.