Dispute over sadza: Chivhu man stones mother (68) to death

CHIVHU – A man from Chivhu who was furious that his mother had not prepared him sadza when he got back home from a neighbouring business center picked up bricks and stoned the later until she collapsed and died.

Mash East Police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident and said it happened at Foto Village, Madzivire area under Chief Musarurwa on Monday.

Doubt Mubvanyika has since been arrested by the Police and was supposed to appear in Court on Wednesday facing murder charges. He allegedly killed his mother Naume Madyangove who was 68.

Mubvayanyika did not refuse to the Police that he killed his mother.

It is the State case that Mubvanyika arrived home from Nharira Business Center at around 8pm and realised that her mother had not cooked sadza for supper. He then took a small pot and started preparing sadza but his mother told him to use a bigger pot so that he would share the food with his mother and young brother.

This did not go down well with Mubvanyika who insisted on using a small pot and the two started quarreling until the son took a cooking stick and shoved it into her mother’s abdomen several times.

It is alleged that the mother picked a stone and threw it at her son in self-defense. Mubvanyika then withdrew and picked some bricks which he threw at his mother and hit her until she died.

Otilia Tongogara, the deceased’s sister said the two were alone at home on day the incident happened and neighbors did not hear the fight.

A brother to the deceased, only identified as Mapondo said Mubvanyika came to tell him that he had killed his mother the following morning and this meant that the woman’s body remained in the open the whole night.local news

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