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Buhera boy (17) murders MP Chinotimba’s 3 elderly relatives

TRAGEDY has struck Buhera South where a 17-year-old boy murdered three senior citizens on Thursday evening saying they killed his parents when he was young.

All the three deceased are relatives of the area’s MP, Joseph Chinotimba, of Zanu-PF.

The gruesome murder took place in Muchini village and the boy is confessing to having committed the crime.

The senior citizens; one aged 86, his 74-year-old wife and her 80-year-old sister were allegedly murdered in cold blood at around midnight by the teenager who hails from the same village.

In his confession, the 17-year-old said: “I arrived at around 11pm from a bar intending to kill them because they killed my parents when I was still young.

“I only wanted to kill the man because his wife actually liked me a lot and I do not know why I killed her,” he said.

Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba who is related to the deceased, said they are yet to come to terms with loss of three family members.

“We are shocked as a family because we can’t even begin to think of what could have gone wrong to this extent of killing three people, especially for a boy as young as 17,” Chinotimba said.

Police officer commanding Chipinge District Chief Superintendent Kennedy Nyaumwe confirmed the incident, saying investigations were underway. — ZBC

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