Man Kills Young Brother Over Homestead Inheritance

A 40-year-old Gokwe man fatally axed his younger brother following a dispute over who was the rightful heir of their parents’ homestead.

The accused, Khangelani Sibelo then handed himself over to the police.

Police said Sibelo had a dispute with his deceased brother, Sizani (30) and he then struck him twice with an axe killing him on the spot.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident that occurred last Friday.

Inspector Mahoko said Khangelani was expected to appear in court today for initial remand.

Mahoko also confirmed the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Chief Mataruse, Mberengwa after he fatally struck a fellow drinker with a chair following a dispute in a bar.

Insp Mahoko said the suspect, Lawrence Maphosa, was drinking beer inside Makandise Bottle store at Poland Business Centre, Mberengwa when he later picked up an argument with the now deceased, Godfrey Mangena. Mahoko said:

Circumstances are that the suspect, Lawrence Maphosa was drinking beer inside Makandise Bottle store when he then struck Mr Godfrey Mangena with a steel chair in the head. Mangena suffered a fractured scalp and was rushed to Matibi Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police always urge members of the public to solve matters amicably to avoid loss of life.

More: Chronicle

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