CHIVI – A woman from Chivi who found it funny swimming in a flooded river lost her six-months-old child whom she carried on her back and shattered by the loss she walked three kilometres downstream naked.
Fungai Shangurai (31) from Mateka Village under Chief Banga in Chivi lost the child whilst swimming in the flooded Musavezi River.
She now faces charges of culpable homicide and the case was reported under RRB Number 2743135 at Masvhava ZRP.
Allegations are that on February 6, 2017 at 6 am Shangurai left home with her son Munyaradzi Tatenda Mangwiro going to Banga Clinic.
At around 7am she arrived at Musavenzi River in Shoti Village under headman Madamombe in Chivi and she crossed.
After crossing to the other side, Shangurai removed her clothes as well as her child's clothes and decided to go back into the river and swim. She carried Tatenda on her back and started swimming.
She lost grip of her son resulting in him being swept away. She then walked 3km downstream naked as she tried to find her child.
She arrived at Kanyama Maputu's homestead of Marecha Village headman Madamombe in Chivi and Maputu alerted his wife Veronica Ndorwei (44) who then gave her a skirt and a T-shirt.
Maputu related her story and there are claims that a voice from an unknown source had told her to swim
The child's body was found the following day.