Maid dumps baby

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HARARE – A 30-year-old Bloomingdale housemaid dumped her newborn baby in the nearby forest for fear of losing her job.

Ruth Moyo will perform 315 hours community service at Mabelreign Dog Section after the courts found her guilty of exposing an infant.

Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe sentenced Moyo to 18 months imprisonment before suspending nine months on condition of good behaviour, the other nine were suspended on condition she performs 315 hours at Mabelreign Dog Section.

Prosecutor Rumbidzayi Mashambanhaka proved that on September 13, the informant Ronald Tagwinya was taking a walk along Bloomigdale fields when he heard a baby crying and found the baby dumped.

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