A 42-year old Umhlali woman made a brief appearance in the Umhlali magistrate’s court on Wednesday after the death of her six-year-old daughter, Alexia Nyamadzawo, whose body was discovered in a sugarcane field on Tuesday.
Fungai Nyamadzawo faces charges of kidnapping, perjury, defeating the ends of justice and murder.
Fungai Nyamadzawo(42), the mother of #AlexiaNyamadzawo appeared in the Umhlali Magistrates Court this morning after she was charged for murder, defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping and perjury @TimesLIVE
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The Zimbabwean national reported that her daughter had been snatched from the back seat of her car while she was driving in the area with her two children.
She was arrested on Tuesday after her daughter’s body was found.
She was remanded in custody until June 10 for further investigation.
Also in court was the woman’s husband, who was the child’s father.