In a bizarre incident that has left people of Zimbabwe in the area of Muzarabani terrified, a 21 year well known mentally challenged man last week allegedly beheaded a 79 year old over a misunderstanding with his son.

Taison lice (21) was arrested after he reportedly beheaded Michael Kapfume with an axe around 3 am.

Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident with Bulawayo24.

“I can confirm a murder case where a mentally challenged person killed a male adult aged 79 after a misunderstanding with the now deceased’s son Pleasure Kapfume (39) hours before the fatal incident,” Mundembe said.

Allegations are that on Monday last week around 7pm Lice met  Pleasure and had a misunderstanding before parting ways, he then came back around 3am the following day armed with an axe and started destroying a scotch cart outside Kapfume homestead.

The deceased came out with his wife Stella Robson (61) to check on what was happening, upon seeing the charged Lice, Robson rushed next door to call a neighbour in a bid to assist them from the violent Lice.

When she came with her neighbour, they saw the accused holding the head of the deceased moving away from their house, he walked for about 200 meters and eventually dumped the head and the axe in the field.

Police are investigating the matter and have warned people with mentally challenged patients to take care of them while monitoring their medication.


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