A 25-year-old Zimbabwean man has allegedly fatally axed his 72-year-old father and dumped the body in a disused mine shaft to save his marriage which his father was against.
The Chronicle reports that Lonias Jojo allegedly hatched a plan to kill his father, Luke Robert Jojo with his wife, Brenda Dube (18) last week Thursday.
It is alleged the elderly man did not like his daughter in law and always insisted that his son should divorce her.
Midlands Provincial Spokesperson, Inspector Goko confirmed the incident.
âOn July 4 around 2PM, Brenda came home drunk and had a misunderstanding with Luke who then instructed his son, Lonias to chase his wife away because he did not like her,â he said.
âThis angered Lonias who took an axe from his bedroom and struck his father twice on the head. Luke died on the spot,â he said.
Insp Goko said the couple allegedly dumped Lukeâs body in a mine shaft.
âLonias and his wife Brenda allegedly ferried the deceasedâs body in a wheelbarrow and threw it in a disused mine shaft about 400 meters away from their home,â he said.
He said Lonias allegedly reported his father missing.
âThe following morning, Lonias allegedly went to the village head and reported that his father was missing since the previous day. The village head mobilised a team to search for him and Lukeâs body was found covered in blood at the disused mine shaft,â he said.
Police were alerted and they attended the scene.
After some interrogations, Lonias and Brenda confessed to killing and dumping the deceased, leading to their arrest.
Insp Goko appealed to members of the public to solve disputes amicably as well as respect the sanctity of human life.
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