Netsai Ngazimbi (24)) of Poshai Village under Chief Nhema left the court shell shocked when she said she dumped her newborn baby in a blair toilet as it was going to be a major distraction in her thigh vending business.
The thigh vendor from Shurugwi who dumped her newly born baby into a toilet claiming the baby was going to distract her in soliciting for clients has been slapped with 235 hours of community service.
Ngazimbi appeared before Shurugwi magistrate Sithabile Zungula facing charges of infanticide and concealing child birth and she pleaded guilty.
She told the court that her job needed maximum concentration which she was not going to be able to render had she decided to keep the baby.
“I am a se_x worker and l don’t earn much. As a result, l had to get rid of the baby because the baby was going to divide my attention yet l have to focus on my work. Keeping the baby meant that l would have to stay home and not go to work.
“As it is, l do not have food to feed myself so I wasn’t going to afford to buy clothes, food and medication for the baby,” she said.
Circumstances surrounding the matter are that on April 25, at a business centre in Chachacha, Ngazimbi gave birth and wrapped the baby in a cloth. She then proceeded to the toilet and threw the baby in and fled from the scene.
A colleague heard the baby crying and alerted the police. The baby was retrieved from the toilet but died upon admission to a hospital.
An interrogation was conducted and it was established that the baby belonged to the accused leading to her arrest.