Woman In Trouble After Aborting Baby

A ZVIMBA woman was arrested after she allegedly terminated her pregnancy illegally and buried the foetus in a shallow grave.

Memory Mukwatira, 20, was not asked to  plea when she appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi, who remanded her in custody until today pending the outcome of a bail hearing.


Mukwatira is accused of illegally terminating her pregnancy between July 9 and July 13 at Warwick Farm near Lake Chivero.

She allegedly concealed her fetus by digging a shallow grave near her home.


She allegedly became ill and began bleeding profusely, leading her neighbors to wonder what had happened.

She admitted to terminating her pregnancy and burying the fetus nearby.

The court heard that investigations are still ongoing and that a medical affidavit from her is yet to be obtained.


A DNA test will be performed to match her with the recovered foetus.

Polite Chikiwa represented the State.


Source H-Metro

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