CHIPINGE – A Chipinge woman has appeared in court after she allegedly whipped her seven-year old grand-daughter to death after accusing her of stealing ZWL$100.
Edinah Makuyana (56) of Maengeni Village Daisyhill Chipinge appeared before Franklin Mkwananzi at Chipinge Magistrates Court facing murder charges.
Prosecutor Timothy Katsande said on Friday last week, at around 330pm, 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 who at first denied and later after threats Tadiwanashe admitted that she took the money.
Makuyana took a sjambok and assaulted Tadiwanashe several times all over the body, the court heard.
After beating her, Makuyana told Tadiwanashe to sit under a mango tree. Tadiwanashe complained that her body was getting weak and she went and rested in the bedroom.
Makuyana checked on her at around 6pm and found her lying lifeless on a mattress.
The accused was not asked to plead and the matter was remanded to May 24, 2021.
She was advised to apply for bail at the High Court.