A 25-year-old Mberengwa man allegedly axed his father to death and dumped the body in a disused mine shaft following a misunderstanding over the deceased’s alleged dislike of his son’s wife.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko said allegations were that Luke Robert Jojo (72) disapproved the marriage of his son Lonias (25) to Brenda Dube (18) and insisted that his son divorces her.
“On July 4 around 2pm, Brenda came home drunk and had a misunderstanding with her father in-law, who then instructed Lonias to chase her away because he did not like her,” said Goko.
“This angered Lonias, who took an axe from his bedroom and struck his father twice on the head and he died into the spot.”
Goko added: “Lonias and his wife Brenda allegedly ferried the deceased’s body in a wheelbarrow and threw it into a disused mine shaft about 400 metres away from their home.”