A Zvimba man was arrested after he reportedly killed his 7 year old son by striking him with a garden hoe and seriously injuring his brother by fracturing his hand, The Sunday Mail reports.
Pardington Marezva from Zvimba reportedly came home drunk and accused his minor children of asking for food from the neighbours which in some families is not a desirable trait.
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According to ZRP Spokeperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who narrated the unfortunate incident, Marezva, who is a divocee was drunk when he commited the crime:
The suspect Pardington Marezva, a divorcee, on October 1 left his two male children at home and went to work. He returned home drunk and accused his children of seeking food from neighbours.
He struck his seven-year-old child on the head and he bled to death while his 10-year-old elder brother suffered a fractured left hand and swollen right hand. The elder child managed to seek help leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The grueson murder of the Zvimba boy comes barely a month after another 7 year old Tapiwa Makore from Murehwa was brutally murdered by his uncle Tapiwa Makore and a fellow villager and heardboy in the area Tafadzwa Shamba who mutilated his copse and removed some body party for suspected ritual purposes.
More: The Sunday Mail