Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Thyolo Thave Constituency Gertrude Navicha has come out of her cocoon to condemn the strangling of a newly born baby by a reporter from Nkhotakota Community Radio, Steria Manda.

The Police in Nkhotakota on Tuesday arrested Manda on allegations that she concealed birth of a child in the district.

On September 13, 2021 around 04:00 hours, the suspect went to St Anne’s mission hospital complaining of abdominal pain and diarrhea
Whilst at the hospital being attended by the nurse, she asked to answer a natural call.

In the course of answering natural call, the suspect experienced labour process and she delivered a baby boy.

Later, she came out from the toilet with a dead body in her hands with fractures on both arms and bruises on the neck.

The nurses at the hospital reported the matter to police leading to her arrest.

During integration, the woman confessed to that she indeed twisted the neck of the newly born baby.

Writing on her official facebook page Navicha described the action of the woman as horrendous.

“This is a shocking incident. I will be extremely happy if the law enforcement agency shall book her of murder if the autopsy report will indicate that the baby died of post- natal injuries caused by this evil woman,” said Navicha .

Navicha said that it is extremely cruel to kill your own child in that manner taking into account the nine months period a woman carries a baby in her womb.

Meanwhile the suspect will appear in court soon.

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