Ashley Tanyaradzwa Mukwirimba (18) of Ruvimbo Park in Marondera was found dead at his family yard hours after allegedly having been beaten by his parents on suspicion of drug abuse.
Mukwirimba who was a form 5 student at Nyameni High School is said to have collapsed in the school hall and fainted. His fellow pupil together with another student took him outside the gate where they called his mother Mrs Nancy Mukwirimba and told her of his condition. Upon arriving at the school, the boy’s mother found her son still unconscious and picked information from an unidentified source that he had consumed an unknown drug.
She hired a taxi and passed through Dombotombo police where she requested the Officer-In-Charge to discipline her son but was told to take him to hospital and bring him the next day for further investigations. The father James Mukwirimba who was in Murewa came home that night after his wife called him and interrogated his son on what had happened but failed to get a satisfactory answer. He then took a switch from a peach tree and hit him seven times on the back. The mother took the same switch and hit him three times. However, before the parents retired to bed the boy complained of feeling hot. The boy was found dead in the family yard by his mother the next morning. The parents have since been arrested and are assisting police with investigations.
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