MASVINGO – A man stands accused of killing his father-in-law who had chastised him for ill-treating his wife and failing to take good care of his family.
Police said the incident happened on January 28, 2017 when Perfect Chitsunge (29) of Mazarire village, Chief Nyajena, allegedly killed his father-in-law Marinda Mutubuki (76) of Plot 3 Greenhills, Chief Chikwanda.
The duo were coming back from Mazarire business centre where they had been drinking together.
On their way back to Mutubuki's home, they had a misunderstanding after Mutubuki accused Chitsuge of not taking good care of his family and abusing his wife, Mutubuki's daughter.
When they got home, Mutubuki told his wife that Chitsunge had hit him by a stone on the head.
Angered by the accusation, Chitsunge allegedly took a stick which he then used to attack his father-in-law once on the head, killing him instantly.
Provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Charity Mazula urged people to avoid settling disputes using violence especially when they are under the influence of alcohol.