A Harare woman who allegedly strangled her son to death has appeared in court facing murder charges.

Thirty-eight year old Vanessa Ayinesi Bwanali from Dzivarasekwa Phase 2 Extension in Harare has appeared in court before Harare Magistrate Ruramai Chitungura facing charges of strangling her son to death.

Bwanali was remanded in custody to 12 January next year for trial.

It is the state’s case that on the 21st of December this year, Bwanali strangled her son Tinashe and immersed his head in a dish of water until he fell unconscious resulting in his death.

Upon realising that he has dead, Bwanali took the deceased to Yemura Clinic where she initially indicated that he had fallen into a dish of water and upon being questioned by a nurse she later admitted that she immersed the boy in a dish of water leading to his death.

The accused also led the police to the bathroom where she showed them the dish which was almost filled up with water in which she had immersed the now deceased.