A lady from Eastview was detained yesterday for molesting and locking her sister’s infant in a room every time she left the house since July.
Caretaking for Sibongile Nyambayo’s 18-month-old daughter, who was tied to her wardrobe with telephone charging cords, was Brenda Gwiriri (18).
After divorcing the father of her daughter, Sibongile begged Brenda to assist in taking care of her infant.
Passersby heard the toddler’s terrifying cries and forced the landlord to open, where they horrifiedly saw the child bound to the wardrobe.
They freed her from the knot and joined forces with neighbours to exact swift revenge on Brenda, who was spared by the appearance of a police officer.
Brenda told H-Metro that she would assault her sister’s baby for breaking her kitchen utensils.
The little girl sustained bruises on her buttocks, neck, head and back from the beatings.
“My sister, based in Mutare asked me to look after her baby and we agreed to do so with my husband,” said Brenda.
“My friend Prudence is the one who suggested that I should tie the baby in the room when I leave the house so that she doesn’t damage things.
“She would break my utensils whenever I left her alone, but never does that when I am with her. I used a stick to beat her up for the offences.
“She had some of those scars on her head and back when she came to stay with us,” said Brenda.
Brenda was detained at Mabvuku Police Station.
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