RUTENDO CHIRUME

GUTU- A 26 year old man from Mazonde Village under Chief Gutu allegedly axed his father to death after he was ordered to stop cutting down trees in the family yard.

Alouis Mafukidze struck his father Tsikirai Mafukidze (46) six times on the head and died on the spot, Masvingo provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa told The Midweek Watch.

Inspector Dhewa said on September 2 around 5pm Tsikirai arrived home from a traditional beer drinking binge and found his son cutting down trees in the family yard using an axe and ordered him to stop what he was doing upon which a misunderstanding arose between the two.

Alouis allegedly charged towards his father and struck him six times with the axe which he was using to cut down the trees on the head killing him instantly.

A Police report was made leading to the arrest of Alouis while the deceased’s body was taken to Gutu Hospital for a postmortem.

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