D-day for killer mum

17 Mar, 2023 - 00:03 0 Views
D-day for killer mum


Mathew Masinge

IT’S D-Day for Chivhu killer mom!

High Court judge, Justice Munamato Mutevedzi, is today expected to hand down judgment in the case of Emelda Marazanhi who slit the throats of her four children.

Marazanhi committed the crime in 2020 after suspecting her husband was having an extra-marital affair. The matter has been on trial since October last year.

Marazanhi denied the charges claiming that she suffers from psychosis, a mental illness, which she said sometimes forces her to act aggressively or confused.

She claimed she went into a trance and couldn’t stomach the idea of her husband dating another woman.

Marazanhi entered a plea of special verdict of not guilty.

“I was in an abusive relationship, my husband cheated on me countless times and on the day in question, I was confused.

“I regret it, because I ended up killing my own children,” she told the court.

She pleaded with the court not to impose a stiffer penalty on her since she wasn’t in her right senses at the time she killed her children.

Marazanhi first poisoned her children before slitting their throats to ensure they didn’t survive, and then burnt the house.

She also downed some poison and walked barefooted to a police station where she got help.

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