National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident saying the suspect, Pardington Marezva, is set to appear in court this week.
“The suspect Pardington Marezva, a divorcee, on October 1 left his two male children at home and went to work,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
“He returned home drunk and accused his children of seeking food from neighbours.”
Police allege Marezva then picked a hoe that he used to assault the children.
“He struck his seven-year-old child on the head and he bled to death while his 10-year-old elder brother suffered a fractured left hand and swollen right hand,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
“The elder child managed to seek help leading to the suspect’s arrest.”
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