Madness? Woman Murders Her Son To Please New Husband
A 27-year-old Zimbabwean woman from the Chirumhanzu region, Precious Hamandishe, has been arrested for allegedly killing her two-year-old son from a previous marriage, so as to please her new husband and in-laws, reports claims.
Hamandishe, told the police that after finding love with George Runesu, she was ordered to surrender her son to her former husband by his family, if she entertained any thought of staying with Runesu as her husband.
Hamandishe who was arraigned before a Bulawayo High Court Judge, Justice Martin Makonese, told the court that after failing to take her son back to her former husband, she strangled him with a tree bark fibre.
She then went to her new husband and lied that she had returned the boy to her former husband.
In her defence, Hamandishe said she wanted to please her new husband and his family who did not want to see her child.
She explained to the judge saying;
“This was my third marriage and my new husband and his family ordered me to take my son back to his father if I was to stay at their homestead. At the same time, my son had a heart problem and the nurses had told me that he was going to die. So I took it upon myself to kill him to save my new marriage”.