Cheating injiva’s wife aborts, buries baby in shallow grave
AN Injiva’s wife from Tsholotsho, who fell pregnant when her husband was in South Africa, allegedly terminated her sevenmonth old pregnancy and buried the foetus in a shallow grave.
Police arrested Arldonis Moyo (27) of Mayibongwe Moyo’s Homestead in Mahole village under chief Tategulu on Monday. She allegedly aborted on August 12. A close source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Aldornis panicked when her husband, Mayibongwe (34), returned home and saw her pregnant but calmly went back to the neighbouring country without saying a word.
“We realised she fell pregnant during the absence of her husband who hadn’t come home for over a year.”
The source said Mayibongwe returned home last month but he immediately returned to South Africa without even spending a night at his home.
“Arldonis told her close friends that her husband had simply asked her how she fell pregnant in his absence. She said he calmly walked out and that scared her out of her senses. She thought he would return armed and kill her.
“After about two weeks, we realised that the pregnancy was no longer visible, prompting us to alert neighbourhood watch officers who questioned her,” said the source.
It was revealed that Arldonis admitted she had killed her baby.
Arldonis had two other children before she married Mayibongwe and the couple has been married for four years now. They have one child together. Matabeleland North provincial acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Eglon Nkala confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm receiving a report of a woman who tried to conceal the birth of her child by burying her in a shallow grave. Villagers suspected foul play leading to her arrest,” he said. — @winnie_masara