A Zimbabwean woman allegedly strangled her 6-year-old stepson to death and locked his 8-year-old sister in a bedroom which she tried to set on fire so that she could inherit her husband’s house. The husband, however, is very much alive.
The 24-year-old reportedly killed the child with her bare hands on Good Friday and hid his body in their house in Radcliff.
She also allegedly locked his sister in the bedroom after switching on a stove and covering it with a blanket, apparently hoping the blanket would catch fire.
But there was a power cut soon after she left the house, derailing her plans.
She was arrested in Harare on Saturday.
The father told The Chronicle that he was away in Chakari when his only son was killed.