BY SIMBARASHE SITHOLE
A Kadoma man who axed his father and set a neighbour’s house ablaze before raping a woman in a maize field at a farm has been arrested.
Evans Chikowore (28) was not asked to plead when he appeared before Kadoma resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro facing murder, rape and arson charges.
Mutiro remanded Chikowore in custody to July 30 and advised him to apply for bail at the High Court.
Prosecutor Jacqueline Mangisi told the court that on June 9 around 6pm, the axe-wielding suspect pounced on his father Evans Chikowore Snr’s residence and struck him with an axe three times.
He proceeded to the next plot where he accused Willard Waiter of reporting him to the police before setting his house on fire.
Waiter’s seven-year-old son tried to escape, but was axed by Chikowore and sustained a deep cut on the head.
Chikowore then assaulted his aunt with an axe before going to another house where he dragged a woman into a maize field and raped her before robbing her of US$40.