A man from Harare crushed his stepson’s head with a hammer following a misunderstanding over the purchase of airtime recharge cards, police have confirmed.
Through their Twitter account, the police said the man gave his son US$1.00 to buy airtime worth ZWL$20.00.
However, the boy used the whole amount, which is approximately ZWL$90, to buy the airtime and this angered his stepfather who then took a hammer and pounded his head. Police said:
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A Harare man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his stepson on the 7th of February 2021. The suspect gave the victim US$1-00 to go and buy airtime worth RTGS$20-00.
The victim used the whole amount to buy airtime and this angered the suspect who pounded the victim with a hammer and he died.
Police urge the public to respect the sanctity of human life.
The man, who has not been named, was expected to appear in court on murder charges.