Tragedy As Man Cuts Off Father’s Finger, Locks Him Away Until He Dies After Accusing Him Of Witchcraft
A 49-year-old man from Mwenezi reportedly assaulted his father after accusing him of witchcraft and cut off his index finger before locking him away in a hut where he was found dead five days later.
Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter.
The deceased Murambiwa Wanyara was detained on Tuesday last week and found dead on Independence Day (April 18, 2021). It is suspected that he died from excessive bleeding.
Masvingo Mirror reports that sources said that on Tuesday at around 11 am, the accused Fainos Wanyara of Gwati Village under Chief Neshuro called his father to his homestead and accused him of witchcraft.
He started assaulting his father at around 7 pm and then detained him in a round hut. He later went into the hut and cut off his father’s left index finger using a knife in a bid to force him to accept that he was a witch.
Later Fainos and his wife left home, leaving the father locked in the hut.
It is alleged that Fainos returned on Independence day and looked for a scotch cart to ferry the deceased’s body home. He alerted Amos Magomana (51) who reported the matter to ZRP Mwenezi.
In other news, iHarare had reported that a 23-year-old man who was released from prison through the Presidential Amnesty a few days ago is back in jail after stealing a bottle of face lotion from OK Supermarket in Victoria Falls.
It appears Raison Chenjere of 1084 Chinotimba has a knack for breaking into shops as his previous conviction on which he was pardoned on involved unlawful entry and theft at Sawanga Mall in Victoria Falls.
He had served more than a third of his jail term when he was recently released on Presidential Amnesty.
A few days after his release, Chenjere entered OK Supermarket and stole a bottle of bio-oil.
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