11-Year-Old Girl Flees Home, Finds Shelter at Shocking Fuel Station Hideout
After enduring a brutal beating from her parents, an 11-year-old girl sought refuge at a Harare fuel station. The assault was triggered by her inability to answer a simple question about the number of weeks in a year.
Child Seeks Safety at a Fuel Station
The young girl, whose identity remains undisclosed, walked from Westlea to Cranborne, where she sought shelter at a local fuel station along Chiremba Road. It was there that a compassionate security guard noticed her distress and promptly took her to Hatfield Police Station at 6 am.
Parents Interrogated by Police
Jessica Nyamuzinga and Joseph Sande, the child’s parents, were summoned to the police’s Victim Friendly Unit for questioning. Jessica, a secretary at the Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church, admitted to physically assaulting her daughter.
“I am sorry for beating up my child. Ndakamurova nemugoti,” expressed Jessica remorsefully. “She disappeared into the dark and we failed to locate her. We wanted to lodge a missing person report, but were turned away since seven days hadn’t passed. I didn’t eat the whole day looking for her.”
An Unfortunate Coincidence
According to Joseph, the violent episode began when their daughter struggled with her homework. While the family watched an African movie on television. A scene unfolded where a student failed to answer the question about the number of weeks in a year. Curiously, Joseph and Jessica posed the same question to their daughter, who couldn’t provide the correct answer, reported hmetro.
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“We were watching an African movie on television while she was doing her homework,” said Joseph. “It was a coincidence that in the movie, a student failed to answer a question about how many weeks are in a year, and we asked our daughter the same question and she failed.”
Regrettably, this led to her mother’s abusive reaction. Joseph added, “Besides, she is notorious at home and at school.”