A woman from Highview suburb in Chivhu has beheaded her four children and set the house on fire in unclear circumstances, before handing herself over to the police.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the development. He said:
Police are currently attending to a report that a woman beheaded her four children and set the house on fire in Highview suburb in Chivhu. The woman then surrendered to the police.
Chivhu is a town in Mashonaland East province, some 145km from Harare on the highway south to Masvingo.
A few months ago, the small town made negative headlines when a DRC war veteran and his young colleague shot and killed a soldier before they were both shot dead after a firefight with a team of soldiers and police.