A 45-year-old man who was in a drunken stupor is alleged to have assaulted his 23-year-old stepson to death on allegations that he was “making noise”.
Tinashe Muube from Zaka, Chief Nhema area was arrested and charged with murder after he killed his stepson Abiort Chikwanda.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident which took place on 9 June to ZTN news.
According to the police report, Muube arrived at his home at around 11.30 PM from Chiromo Business Centre where he was beer binging. He went straight to the kitchen were his mother Enia Mabhiza (78), Abiort Chikwanda and a 15-year-old boy were sitting shouting on top of his voice.
Muube reportedly started beating Chikwanda all over the body. Mabhiza and the juvenile tried to stop Muube from further beating Chikwanda but Muube chased them out of the hut instead.
The accused continued beating Chikwanda until his wife Jenifer Wavarirai (45) heard Chikwanda screaming. She tried to refrain her husband from beating Chikwanda but to no avail.
She went and reported the incident to their uncle Tafadzwa Muube (55) who in turn alerted the neighbors.
When Muube saw the villagers he ran away and the villagers found Chikwanda already dead.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Muube’s arrest.
The police found out that the body had deep cuts on the left side of the head, bruises, and a fractured right leg.
His body was taken to Musiso Hospital mortuary.
In an almost similar incident, a cold-hearted father killed his one-year-old infant by slapping him all over the body for making noise.
The accused Clemency Gurwe was sitting with his wife, Mitchell Manyangadze in their house at night when the little boy started crying.
Gurwe lifted the baby with one hand and started slapping and strangling him until the boy started bleeding from the nose. The boy’s mom wiped the blood from the boy’s nose and went to bed.
The following morning, Manyangadze went to the clinic with the baby where she was referred to Masvingo Provincial Hospital.
Unfortunately, the little boy died days later after he was discharged from the hospital.
Gurwe was arrested and charged with murder.