Mum drowns new-born twins killing them both.

A Dzivarasekwa woman killed her newly born twin babies by immersing them in a bucket of water before hiding it in her rented cabin, a local court heard Wednesday.

Gladys Tsvuura, 29, appeared before magistrate Babra Chimboza facing charges of concealing birth.

She was remanded out of custody to June 14 for trial.

Tsvuura denied killing the twins, telling the court that she, in fact, gave birth prematurely.

However, magistrate Chimboza told her to reserve her arguments for the trial.

According to the State, Tsvuura delivered the twins in her cabin at Federation Dzivarasekwa extension on May 19 this year.

She then drowned the babies by dunking them in a 20-litre bucket of water which she then hid among her other household property.

Court heard that, during delivery one of the twins allegedly cried raising the suspicion of the landlady who summoned a traditional midwife.

The landlady and midwife interviewed Tsvuura who denied having given birth. They then searched the house and found the twins already dead.

The bodies were taken to Parirenyatwa for post-mortem while Tsvuura was also taken to the same hospital for medical examination.