POLICE in Mashonaland Central have arrested a 20 year-old Mvurwi man who allegedly killed his father in cold blood and burnt him beyond recognition.
Mind Chinyemba of plot number 6 Omeath Farm Mvurwi is believed to be mentally challenged and is assisting police with investigations.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Mundembe confirmed the case.
“I can confirm a murder case in Mvurwi where Mind stoned his father Kennedy Chinyemba (61) to death before burning his body beyond recognition, the suspect is believed to be mentally challenged and we have since arrested him,” Mundembe said.
It is further alleged that Mind went to his father’s friend’s Ringson Changa house and found Changa’s son Keny whom he told that he wanted to kill his father since he had killed his friend Kennedy.
Keny did not take him seriously and went to the garden.
The suspect managed to see Ringson and assaulted him leaving him battling for his life.
Keny passed by Chinyemba’s house and found his body still burning.
He alerted her daughter Monica Chinyemba who alerted the police leading to the arrest of Mind.
It was also discovered that Mind had been mentally challenged since 2022 and had not been taking any medication.
His late father was now leaving at a nearby mountain in fear of Mind’s violent tendencies.
Police warned people living with mentally challenged people to take them to hospitals so that they get their medications.
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