Tragedy As Mentally Challenged Grandson Kills Councillor And Wife
A councillor from the Zibagwe Rural District Council died together with his wife after they were attacked with a log by their mentally challenged grandson on Sunday evening.
Ward 8 Councillor, Ambrose Ncube (74), died on the spot after the attack by Victor Sibanda (24).
His wife, Thandi Khumalo (68) also died after she was assaulted as she tried to intervene.
The Chronicle reports that Zibagwe RDC Council Chair, Councilor Chamunogwa Zvishamira said Sibanda is the son of one of their daughters and had been taken in to stay with them a few days back.
Details are still sketchy but it is alleged that they had a misunderstanding that led to him drawing a log and hitting him several times in the head and he died on the spot.
Their bodies have since been taken to Kwekwe General Hospital where they await postmortem.
National Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm that police are investigating a murder case of an elderly couple, a man aged 74 and his wife aged 68. The couple is believed to have been murdered by their grandson believed to be mentally challenged,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
He said the incident took place at Village Mutsekwa under Chief Samambwa area in Zhombe on Sunday around 6 pm. He said also said Sibanda had been picked up by the police.
In other news, iHarare reported that a 32-year-old Bindura woman has been arrested for allegedly concealing the death of her two-year-old daughter and secretly burying the body in a garden.
The woman reportedly told police that she had no money to meet funeral expenses.
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