MASVINGO – A-45-year-old woman has been dragged to court for forcing a four-year-old boy to place his hands on a hot plate of a stove after accusing the kid of stealing some sweets.
Ratidzo Makore (45) of Chesvingo Drive, ZBS in Masvingo appeared before Magistrate Ritaiswe Silaigwana facing charges of ill-treating a child.
She is charged under Section 7(1) of children’s Act, Chapter 5:06 Ill-treatment of the or neglect of children and young persons.
The allegations are that on unknown date in the month of June 2022, in Zvitanda Street the child stole some sweets from Makore’s market stall and the accused got angry.
Makore stays with the boy and when they arrived home she decided to punish the boy and then forced her to place his hands on a hot electric stove. Complainant is a child to Makore’s cousin.
Police received a tip off and investigations led to the arrest of Makore. The child was medically examined and the medical affidavit was produced in court as evidence.
Prosecutor Blessing Madongorere postponed the matter to a later date and the accused was ordered to bring her witnesses to the court.https://masvingomirror.com/