A 30-year-old Hatcliffe, Harare, man Chamunorwa Mavhunga, kicked his six-month-old son to death while assaulting his wife Ndakarevei Madyo. Mavhunga of Ngwandangwanda Village under Chief Chinamhora in Goromonzi appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro facing murder and domestic violence charges and was remanded in custody to January 3, 2017 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
Prosecuting, Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that on December 6 this year at No. 13464 Consortium, Hatcliffe in Harare, Mavhunga had a misunderstanding with his wife. The court heard that Madyo held the six-month-old baby in her arms when Mavhunga started kicking, punching and throwing stones at her. He fatally kicked the baby before he allegedly fled the scene and the baby was rushed to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where it was treated and discharged, but died later at home.