Man kills daughter (15) for sneaking out at night

Elizabeth Mashiri
Midlands Bureau

Gweru – A man from Mberengwa has been jailed for eight years after he was convicted of whipping his 15-year-old daughter to death for sneaking out of the house at night.

Sibehlule Madhibha (43) of Mawire Village, Chief Bankwe in Mberengwa, was found guilty of the murder of her daughter Bekezela Dube in 2015.

He was convicted by High Court Judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa who is sitting at Gweru Circuit High Court.

Mabhikwa however suspended two years on condition of good behavior.

The court heard that on March 2, 2015 at around 8pm the convict discovered that the deceased had sneaked out of her bedroom.

He searched for her in the company of his son Siphosenkosi Dube. The two then met the deceased while she was coming from the business centre and they took her home.

The now deceased was questioned as to why she had sneaked out but failed to give a satisfactory answer.

Madhibha assaulted her with an electric power cable all over the body several times.
She collapsed and fell unconscious. Madhibha then alerted a neighbour who rushed her to a nearby hospital where she died upon admission.

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