Cheat­ing in­jiva’s wife aborts, buries baby in shal­low grave

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Whins­ley Masara Chron­i­cle Reporter

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

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