Mentally Challenged Man Stones Grade 7 Pupil To Death
In a sad development, a grade 7pupil from Gweru on the spot after she was attacked by a mentally disturbed person with a stone on the left ear while on her way home from school.
It was reported by iHarare that, the 12-year-old girl whose name is Natasha Manunure was hit by a big stone on her left ear by a well known mentally challenged man called Derick. The incident happened just a few meters away from the deceased’s house in Section 3, Maliwa Road in Mtapa suburb.
According to an eye witness who was identified as Sydlen Chimalizeni who resides to a house close to where the incident happened. He testified that he heard a noise that sounded like a firecracker followed by a sharp scream before he went out to investigate.
He said he saw Natasha lying on the ground groaning and writhing in pain and the accused fleeing from the scene. Chimalizeni revealed that he tried to perform first aid on her but it was already too late.
“I knelt down intending to perform first aid on the girl but before I knew it, some white foam started coming out of her mouth. There was a lot of blood all over the scene.”
“So, the word was sent to Natasha’s parents and they attended the scene together with the police before her body was ferried to Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary. Derick was also caught by members of the community and was handed over to the police,” he said.
Chimalizeni revealed that Derick is a mental patient who is notorious for assaulting and pelting stones at girls, and women in Mtapa and Mambo suburbs.
Natasha’s grandmother, Mrs Sophia Zivanai who spoke to a local publication The Chronicle said that it was a dark day for the family as they are yet to come to terms with the sad death of Natasha. She said her granddaughter who had a bright future died while preparing for examinations.
“Natasha was holding some papers; she was revising for her exams. I’m so hurt and am in pain. How could this happen to her? It’s not the first time that Derick has been on the wrong side of the law and it’s unfortunate that this has happened to my granddaughter, we have lost an intelligent child. Funeral arrangements are underway,” she said.