Dad charged for sodomising, killing daughter

HARARE – A Centenary man allegedly raped and then killed his one-year-old daughter by bludgeoning her head with a hard object.

The incident occurred on July 29 last year at Jingamvura village, in Chief Chiweshe’s area in Mashonaland Central.

The 34-year-old Daniel Madzika’s offence came to light while the infant’s body was being dressed for burial.

Fellow villagers Margret Musoro and Farai Jonasi discovered that the baby’s rear was wide open and the baby also had injuries on the head.

Madzika allegedly admitted, according to a police report, to having sexually abused his daughter by sodomising her.

Madzika, who appeared before High Court judge Joseph Musakwa admitted that he raped his daughter, only once and not twice as the State alleges.

Through his lawyer, Fungai Chiwashira, Madzika denied having killed his daughter.

“The accused (Madzika) did not sexually abuse his daughter twice as alleged but once in early July (last year),” Chiwashira said.

“The accused did not cause the death of his one-year-old daughter by striking her with a hard object and never at any time struck the deceased.

“The accused was intoxicated by the illicit brew commonly known as “kachasu” and he lost his balance at his door step (carrying the baby on his back), slipped and fell resulting in the deceased striking her head against the doorpost hence the injuries noticed.”

It is alleged Madzika sexually abused his daughter following the death of his wife.

Allegations are that on the day in question Madzika invited one of his neighbours Tambudzai September to his house after noticing that his baby’s health was deteriorating after the alleged sexual assault.

September, on arrival at Madzika’s homestead, discovered the baby had ?already died and informed Madzika of what she had observed.

Later, burial arrangements were made, leading to the discovery of the offence.

The trial was postponed indefinitely as the doctor who carried out a post-mortem was said to be out of the country.

Comments (1)

instead of killing Mugabe wowonekwa uchiuraya mwana wako idzi ndidzo nyanya tsvigirai mutirongo kani..

tich - 15 July 2013

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