A Chitungwiza woman got the shock of her life when she discovered a lot of blood in the toilet which stirred up suspicion after noticing that there was a trail of blood leading to her neighbour’s room.
It is alleged on February 23 at around 3: 30 AM, 18-year-old Letwin Jeyi flushed her baby boy down the toilet after giving birth.
The Herald reports that the matter came to light after, Letwin’s neighbour discovered that the toilet system had blocked and there was a lot of blood in the toilet leading to Letwin’s room, which prompted her to alert the police.
When the police arrived they retrieved the body from the sewer pipe and took it to Chitungwiza Central Hospital where it was certified dead by Dr Mupini and Jeyi was admitted.
The post-natal report showed that the baby was a full term weighing 2,4 kg, 47cm tall and he died due to brain haemorrhage, brain trauma and suffocation.
Appearing before Chitungwiza magistrate Mrs Winfilder Tiatara, facing charges of infanticide, Jeyi was sentenced to 18 years months in prison but one year was suspended on condition of good behaviour.
The remaining six months were suspended on condition she performs 420 hours of community service, which she will perform at Chitungwiza magistrates Court. -Zimbabwe