Father kills 13-year-old son

BY Mthokozisi Dube

A Shurugwi man has appeared in court facing allegations of murder after fatally assaulting his thirteen-year-old son.

It is the state’s case that on the 8th of this month at Plot Number 26 Edward farm in Shurugwi, Chenjerai Mandiziva allegedly assaulted and killed his 13-year-old son Takunda John Murahwa.

The boy had innocently confirmed to his mother that Mandiziva had spent the night away from the mine where they were working.

Mandiziva’s wife allegedly confronted him and accused him of infidelity.

It is further alleged that Mandiziva decided to vent his anger on his son before assaulting him until he died.

The case was heard at Shurugwi Magistrates Courts and the state is opposing bail on the grounds that Mandiziva may interfere with state witnesses.

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