Woman kills daughter (16) for having multiple boyfriends
A Marondera woman was arrested for allegedly beating her 16-year-old daughter to death, accusing her of having several boyfriends.
Stella Mwale (38) is assisting police with investigations, following the death of her daughter, Hilda Chikumba, who died after the assault. Mashonaland East province acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident.
“I confirm the death of a young girl, who was allegedly beaten to death by her mother over boyfriends. I urge people to desist from using emotions to solve disputes. In such circumstances, it is important for one to be calm to avoid such incidents,” he said.
According to witnesses, the teenager told her mother that she had several boyfriends. This did not go down well with Mwale, who reportedly dragged Hilda outside before assaulting her with a cane several times all over the body.
It is reported that Hilda fell unconscious.
Efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful and she died.