A 46-year-old Mudzi man allegedly bashed his son to death after accusing him of stealing his US$10.
According to reports, Police have launched a manhunt for the man, Shame Chimbwanda.
After allegedly stealing the money, Chimbwandaâ€™s son, Messiah disappeared from the homestead on January 23 and came back on February 1. It is alleged that his angry father grabbed a hosepipe and severely assaulted him all over the body.
It was also reported that Chimbwanda banged his son against the wall and he sustained serious injuries.
His wife and mother of the deceased boy attempted to intervene but she was also assaulted.Â After realizing that the son was dead, Chimbwanda disappeared from their homestead.
In other news, reports had also indicates that the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has dismissed allegations that armed soldiers beat up villagers of Humbani, Mberengwa West after thieves broke into the homestead of Local Government Minister July Moyo.
On Monday iHarare established fromÂ New Zimbabwe.comÂ that soldiers assaulted villagers in Mberengwa following a break-in at July Moyoâ€™s rural homestead and we published an article underÂ the headline:Â â€ťSoldiers Bash Mberengwa Villagers After Break-In At Ministerâ€™s Homesteadâ€ť
However, in a statement, the ZNAÂ Director for Public Relations Colonel Alphios Makotore dismissed the claims saying:
Zimbabwe National Army would like to dispel allegations that its members severely assaulted villagers in Humbani area, Mberengwa West, following a break-in at the homestead of local government Minister July Moyo last month.
The false article was published by NewZimbabwe.com whose reporters never sought to verify the facts from the Army authorities or the Police but quoted anonymous sources for their story. The fact of the matter is that the Army does not have any of its soldiers deployed in Mberengwa. The army does not in any way investigate cases of theft and burglary
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