CHIVHU – A Chivhu woman on Wednesday murdered her own children following a dispute with her husband, police said.
Reports from the police say after having a dispute with her husband, Emelda Marizani (29) waited until her husband, Lameck Brande (43) left for work before committing the gruesome act.
She tied the children with a rope before slitting open their throats.
“The suspect, Emelda Marizani (29) had a marital dispute with her husband, Lameck Brande (43) and when the husband left for work in the morning, the suspect locked the children aged nine (9), five (5), three (3) and one (1) year old in the house. She took a rope and tied the two elder children before slitting open their throats with a knife,” read the statement from ZRP.
The statement further said, “The suspect went on to kill the other children with the knife before setting the house on fire.”
It is reported that the suspect then drank poison before handing herself to the police.