Woman Jailed For abandoning Baby

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Vanessa Thabisile a 21-year-old A Zimbabwean woman has been sentenced to 3 years in jail for dumping her five-month-old baby outside her brother’s house and absconding.

Thabisile abandoned her baby at the front door of her brother, Tarven Ncube’s house last Wednesday and disappeared for a while, till the police found her having a fun time at a sports club, four days later, reports iHarare.

She pleaded guilty to neglecting a child when she appeared before Western Commonage Magistrate, Ms Tancy Dube, where she told the court that she dumped the child out of desperation.

“My child fell sick and I did not know what to do with her,” she said.

Dube convicted her and sentenced her to 36 months in prison.

Ibukun El-dau studied economics and philosophy at University College London. He later completed a course in screenwriting at Ealing film school in London. He has a keen interest in film-making, having completed a directors course at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. He is well traveled and an avid reader, gamer and writer.

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