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by Desmond Munemo 18/09/19

A 23-year-old Bikita man Clemence Gurwe is being charged with murder after he beat his one-year-old child to death. On the 26th April 2019 around 10pm in the Village of Kanjera of Chief Masungunye in Bikita Isheunesu Gurwe the now deceased child was crying and his father Clemence Gurwe took him by the hand and started beating him up several times all over his body. Ass Insp Dhewa said Manyangadze her ailing child to Nyika Clinic the next day where she narrated what had happened and she was advised to report what had happened. On the 12th May the child was discharged on condition of coming for reviews. Isheunesu later died on the 07th July around midday after his condition had worsened and was buried the next day at the Kanjera Village. The police at the Nyika base said they got a tip off from the villagers that the child had died. The day of the arrest Gurwe was charged for attempted murder and later on the 29th April appeared in court at the Bikita Magistrates. The Masvingo Deputy spokesperson Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed that after further investigations Gurwe is now being charged with murder having previously been charged with attempted murder. Gurwe was remanded in custody to the July 26.