MUTARE: A local granny who buried her nephew without clearance from birth and death records registrar walked out court a free after she was cautioned and discharged because of her age.
Monica Nyakuambwa, whose could not be ascertained, from Chigodora Village was recently arrested by police after she single-handedly buried her six months old nephew whom she was had stayed with for just three weeks.
Prosecutor Matthew Chimutunga told court that Nyakuambwa buried her nephew without clearance from birth and death records registrar within the village.
The body was unearthed by dogs and other villagers alerted the police leading to Nyakuambwa`s arrest.
Asked why she buried her nephew without following proper procedures, Nyakuambwa said: “Your Worship I erred I did not know. Please forgive me”.
Magistrate Lazarus Murendo cautioned and discharged Nyakuambwa because of her age.
“The court finds it difficult to punish an old woman like you who is living in her final years of existence in this beautiful country.
“As an elderly woman, there is need to act with caution in such situations. The court has forgiven you,” said judge Murendo.