A 35-year-old angry mother killed her nine-year-old daughter by beating her up after
she took maize meal and cooking oil for child’s play (mahumbwe).
Sinalence Kufandirori from Shamva is in trouble for allegedly beating her nine-year-old
daughter to death accusing her of using cooking oil and maize meal for children’s
Kufandirori, of Maxton Farm, was arrested on Saturday. Her deceased child was
identified as Ropafadzo Meki.
The nine-year-old child, who met her death at the hands of her mother, took maize meal
and cooking oil to play mahumbwe resulting in her mother beating her up with an
ZRP National spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the
incident and implored the public to respect human life.
“We have a sad incident that occurred in Shamva, where a 35-year-old woman
Sinalence Kufandirori beat up her nine-year-old daughter to death accusing her of using
cooking oil and mealie meal to play Mahumbwe on the 3rd of this month at Maxton
Farm. This is so sad, so as the Police we want to implore the public to respect the
sacredness of human life,” he said.
Legislators have also raised alarm over the increase in murder cases countrywide
calling for stiffer penalties against perpetrators.