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Couple who killed their niece and claimed goblins were to blame apprehended in South Africa!

Couple who killed their niece and claimed goblins were to blame apprehended in South Africa!

Zimbabweans have discovered a Zvimba couple in South Africa who fled last week after killing a 4-year-old kid left in their care by a cousin.

The baby’s body was found in a bag on Saturday in Harare, which prompted police to issue an appeal for information that might lead to the capture of John Zvivi and Lister Sibanda, who are accused of vanishing.

The detained couple can be heard being questioned about the crime in Shona in a video that has gone popular on social media.

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The pair admits to putting the minor’s remains in a sack and dumping them, however, they deny murdering the child.

Princess Shoko was identified by police as the child.

Her body was found in a stream along Harare-Bulawayo Road, between Kuwadzana Extension and Glaudina, Harare on 2 August 2023.

The deceased minor is a child of Sibanda’s sister, who is based in South Africa.

The two were given to Sibanda and her husband together with the minor’s six-year-old sibling.

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At the moment, the younger sister is receiving medical care at a nearby hospital.

Police tweeted on Saturday to confirm the shocking occurrence.

“The ZRP is appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of a couple, John Zvivi and Lister Sibanda of Vantage area, Zvimba who is being sought in connection with a case of murder in which their niece, Princess Shoko, 4, was found dead in a stream along Harare-Bulawayo Road, between Kuwadzana Extension and Glaudina, Harare on 2 August 2023,” police said.

“The victim was found stashed in a 25 kilogrammes mealie-meal sack and had a deformed face.

“The suspects were allegedly seen by neighbours assaulting the victim and her sister, 6, on several occasions using electric cables and switches.

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“The other victim, 6, is currently admitted at a local hospital where she is receiving treatment on injuries she sustained during the assault by the suspects.”

In the video image, the couple is heard claiming the deceased minor was killed by goblins.

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