Police have arrested a 39-year-old man after he allegedly fatally assaulted his two-year-old daughter for soiling blankets.
Police spokesperson said the incident happened last Friday, but the suspect, Million Runhare, was arrested the following day. The child's battered corpse was recovered from Runhare's house where he allegedly kept it overnight.
"We got a tip-off about the incident and we attended to the scene on 2 February. We have since arrested the suspect Runhare and upon interrogation he said that he fatally assaulted his daughter because she was soiling her pants," Zhanero said.
He said the police discovered the corpse with fresh and old wounds, as well as a wooden stick lying beside the deceased infant.
"The deceased had deep cuts on buttocks, her back, ribs and other moderate wounds all over her body. Some of the wounds were not fresh, meaning that the kid was a victim of (constant) abuse by her father. She had been killed a day before," he added.
The infant's body was taken to Chiredzi General Hospital for a post mortem. Runhare is expected to appear in court soon.