Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mentally challenged man kills uncle over cup of tea

Bright Zhou

A mentally challenged man from Dzimati village, under headman Maswera in Chivi is on the run after he killed his uncle over a cup of tea.
The incident happened on September 11,2023 after the deceased Greceson Chivasa (81) told the accused person Tafadzwa Chivasa (19) to wait for water to boil before he could make a cup of tea for him.
Masvingo Provincial Deputy Police Spokesperson Assistant Lorraine Ndlovu Chanakira confirmed the incident and urged people to value the sanctity of life and appealed to members of the public with information that may help in apprehending the suspect to visit the nearest police station.
“We received a report from Chivi where the suspect who is still on the run struck his uncle with a stone on the stomach after he told him to wait for a cup of tea”,
“We urge members of the public to value the sanctity of life and we also urge persons with mentally challenged relatives to make sure that they always take their medication. We are appealing to anyone with information that may led to the arrest of the suspect to come forward “, said Chinakira.
The younger Chivasa came home from the nearest shopping center and asked his uncle to make a cup of tea for him after which his uncle told him to wait for the water to boil.
Tafadzwa did not respond to his uncle but instead he took a stone and struck his uncle on the stomach and he fell and died on the spot.
An onlooker shouted for help from neighbors but Tafadzwa fled and disappeared into a nearby mountain.
The incident was reported at the nearest police base, and the police took the deceased’s body to Chivi District Hospital for postmortem.

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