A 31-year old woman from Seke allegedly murdered her 20-year-old maid after she failed to disclose the man responsible for her three months pregnancy, ZBC reports.
According to the report, on the 10th of April, Lucia Pedro of Masona village, Zimbabwe saw her maid, Tazorodzwa Takavada coming from the toilet holding two bottles of chilli and upon asking her, she said she wanted to use it to abort the pregnancy.
She demanded to know who was responsible for the pregnancy, the maid refused to tell her. Angry that the maid refused to name the man, the woman took her to the bedroom and started beating her with an electric cable.
She allegedly then took blankets to sleep with the now deceased after she said she was feeling weak.
The accused is said to have woken up in the early hours the next day only to discover that the maid had died.
She informed her sister of the death, and the two went together to Dema Police Station to report the death.
Police, who attended the scene noticed some marks on the deceased, leading to arrest.
The body of the deceased was taken to Chitungwiza Hospital for postmortem.