GUTU – A 56-year-old man from Bhasera who is a member of the Johanne Marange apostolic church and his two wives recently appeared in court for dumping a corpse at his in-laws’ homestead, accusing them of bewitching the child.
John Maungwa (56), Bridget Muwando (23) and Charity Muwando (32) all pleaded guilty to the charge of violating a corpse when they appeared before Gutu Resident Magistrate Edwin Marecha on May 10.
It was the State’s case that at around 18:30 hrs on April 27, 2017, at village Zeka , Chief Chimombe in Gutu, the three accused persons went to Renias Muwando’s homestead and parked their car outside the yard.
They then disembarked from their vehicle, with Charity carrying the corpse of Bridget’s baby
Previous Maungwa wrapped in a small blanket.
Upon arrival, they found Rennias Muwando at home and Maungwa is said to have tried to mislead him saying they had brought him some meat.
After they were denied entry, the three allegedly dumped the corpse in front of a kitchen hut and drove away.
Renias immediately reported the matter to Bhasera police station leading to their arrest.
Marecha sentenced them each to six months imprisonment wholly suspended for five years on condition that the accused will not commit similar offense.
Agatha Gabriel prosecuted.news