Girl (4) beaten to death for fail­ing to close goat pen

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Mashudu Net­sianda

A PLUMTREE man, who flogged his four-year-old daugh­ter to death as pun­ish­ment for fail­ing to close a goat pen at their home­stead, was yes­ter­day sen­tenced to eight years in jail.

Ngoni Tshuma (25) as­saulted the child, Si­mosenkosi, with a Ja­t­ropha switch and a piece of wire and she died a few hours later from in­juries sus­tained in the bru­tal as­sault.

Bu­l­awayo High Court judge Jus­tice Fran­cis Bere con­victed Tshuma of Dom­bodema area of a lesser charge of cul­pa­ble homi­cide.

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