A Zimbabwean nanny has been arrested after the baby in her care died mysteriously.
According to the Chronicle report that a 23 year old child minder put a 10 month old in a drawer because she was crying too much.
Prosecutors allege Violet Moyo, 22, was “incensed” because her charge was crying too much in a house in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo, in February 2013.
She allegedly wrapped baby Ethan Phiri in a blanket, put him in a drawer, closed it, and went to watch television. When she went to check on him three hours later, he was dead.
She admitted causing the baby’s death but claims she was “possessed by an evil spirit”.
Her lawyer Prayer Muzvuzvu told the Bulawayo High Court: “My client’s intention was not to kill the baby. She intended to stifle the baby’s cries so that it wouldn’t attract the attention of neighbours fearing that they would report her to her employers”.
A neighbour testified on Tuesday that Moyo ran to her house “in panic mode” to tell her the baby had fallen off the bed.
This nanny and her “demons” should not be allowed in society.