After reportedly murdering a baby while beating her mother with a baton handle, a Zimbabwean police officer incited an uproar.
It is alleged that the police officer hit the 9-month-old baby with his truncheon strapped to his mother’s back. The baby was reportedly killed immediately after being wounded in the attack.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, January 4, just before the first day of the 30-day national lockdown to curb the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 levied by the government.
A video that went viral on social media showed the crying mother carrying in one hand the dead baby and holding in the other the police officer.
As a crowd assembled, presumably to force a citizen’s arrest on the overzealous police officer, the police officer appears to be attempting to free himself from her grasp.
@alicetsungu, who wrote the shared video;
Brothers and sisters, the police are asking your family, please, to be a little dizzy. In Bindura, a police officer beat a woman with a machete, killing her baby in the back. @PoliceZimbabwe who said people should be beaten, can’t you take people to the station This is bad.
here’s the video below;