A 25-year-old man from Mushumbi Pools was hauled before Guruve magistrates court on murder allegations.
The man identified as Clive Jimmy of Bandayi village under Chief Chisunga in Mushumbi Pools allegedly killed his father with a hammer after he accused him of witchcraft.
He was not asked to plead when he appeared before Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro, who remanded him in custody to April 24.
Carson Kundiona, representing the state, alleged that Clive was convinced by a Mbire traditional healer that family members had caused his mental sickness and failure to marry.
Clive thereupon took a hammer and smashed his father Idaek Jimmy (59)’s head. He was rushed to Parirenyatwa hospital where he died the following day.