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Drunk man murders step-son for making noise

A 45-year-old man in Zaka, Chief Nhema area, is up for murder after he assaulted his 23-year-old stepson to death on allegations that he was “making noise”.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident which took place on 9 June.

“On 9 June 2021 Tinashe Muube (45) around 11.30PM arrived at his home from Chiromo Business Centre where he was beer binging and went straight to the kitchen were his mother Enia Mabhiza (78), Abiort Chikwanda (23) and a 15-year-old boy were sitting shouting on top of his voice.

“He started beating Chikwanda all over the body. Mabhiza and the juvenile tried to stop Muube from beating Chikwanda but were chased out of the hut,” said Dhewa.

“Muube continued beating Chikwanda until his wife Jenifer Wavarirai (45) heard the screaming of Chikwanda and came running trying to refrain his husband from beating the child but to no avail.

“She went and reported the incident to their uncle Tafadzwa Muube (55) who in turn alerted the neighbours,” he said.

When Muube saw the villagers he ran away and the villagers found Chikwanda already dead. The matter was reported on June 10 and the police found out that the body had deep cuts on the left side of the head, bruises and fractured right leg.

The body was taken to Musiso Hospital mortuary. ■

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