Zaka man kills stepson (23) over goats


ZAKA – Police have arrested Tinashe Muumbe (45) for allegedly assaulting and killing his stepson Abiot Chikwanga following a dispute over goats.

Sources said Chikwanga asked for his goats from his stepfather and when Muumbe came back from Chiromo Business Center where he had gone to drink, he found the former asleep and started assaulting him with a log until he died.

The incident happened early this month.

Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter to The Mirror and urged members of the public to desist from violence in resolving disputes.

Muumbe arrived from the business center holding a log, shouting and accusing his stepson of being disobedient.

Accused’s mother, Enia Mabhiza (78), son (15) and deceased were sleeping in the kitchen and Muumbe started assaulting the deceased.

Mabhiza tried refraining him to no avail and the mother of the deceased Jennifer Vavarirai (45) also attempting refraining him before they were all chased away.

Vavarirai rushed to alert accused’s uncle, Tafadzwa Muumbe (55) who came with other villagers and found Chikwanga dead whilst accused escaped.

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