A Bulawayo man is recovering at Mpilo hospital after he attempted to commit suicide after he fatally struck his son in Bulawayo, The Chronicle reports. Joseph Phiri from Sindiza suburb in Bulawayo struck his Form 2 pupil son Adam with an iron bar after he learnt that he had broken a neighbour’s window.
The strike turned fatal as he soon discovered his son was not breathing and he then drank a pesticide in a suicide attempt move. A neighbour who spoke to The Chronicle said:
It’s disciplinary action gone wrong. It’s senseless how he attacked and killed his child. We are told that his son had broken a neighbour’s window pane resulting in the neighbour approaching Phiri and telling him to reprimand his son. Phiri told the neighbour that Adam had been giving him problems and vowed to fix him. He savagely attacked his son all over his body with an iron bar, killing him in the process
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