Manhunt for woman who killed six-year-old stepdaughter

Crimes and Courts Murder

Bulawayo police have launched a manhunt for 33-year-old Pricilla Muchape of Northend who killed her six-year-old stepdaughter last month.


Bulawayo police spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube said circumstances are that on the 26th of May 2023, the now deceased and her elder sister, an eight-year-old were awakened by Muchape during the night to go to the toilet.

“The now deceased refused to wake up and this angered their stepmother who assaulted her with open hands, kicking her stomach and pushing her against the wall,” said Inspector Ncube.


He said the minor collapsed after screaming once.


“She sustained head injuries which led to her death. The body of the now deceased had multiple injuries, a fresh cut on the left ear, legs, feet and a swollen head.”


Inspector Ncube said the investigations revealed that the minor injuries were due to abuse by her stepmother, “the accused person disappeared soon after committing the offence and her whereabouts are unknown.”


He appealed to anyone with information on Muchape’s whereabouts to report at any nearest police station or contact the investigating officer Assistant Inspector Gundu on cell phone number 0773 265 151 or ZRP Khumalo on 02922- 74491.