A 9 year-old Shamva girl was on Saturday beaten to death by her father over social meals, popularly known as ‘mahumbwe’.
Ropafadzo Meki was reported to have taken some mealie-meal and cooking oil from home and used it for social meals with her friends.
Her father Sinalence Kufandirori, 35, hit her with a switch all over her body and then took her to a self-proclaimed prophetic healer where she passed on upon arrival.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the case.
“Police in Shamva have arrested a man in connection with a case of murder at Maxton Farm.
“The child died on the way to a local self-proclaimed prophetic healer in the area,” said Ass-Comm Nyathi.