A 37-YEAR-OLD Mutare man allegedly killed his father by pulling his private parts, accusing him of cheating on his mother.
The incident took place during a beer drink over the weekend and the accused person was arrested for the murder of his 65-year-old father.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest saying another man was also arrested over killing his father in Tsholotsho.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police notes with concern the upsurge in murder cases during the period extending from 13 to 19 August 2020 where 16 cases were recorded countrywide,” said Ass-Comm Nyathi.
“Two cases of patricide were recorded in Tsholotsho and Mutare where two fathers were murdered by their own sons over petty disputes.
“In one of the cases, the accused person scolded mourners at a funeral and when his father tried to admonish him, he assaulted him with a three legged fire stand, leading to his death.
“During this national lockdown period, unnecessary gatherings should be shunned as some of these murders are occurring during illegal beer drinking sprees.
“Infidelity has also contributed to the number of recorded murder cases for the period under review.
“In Dema, a 22 year-old woman was murdered by her boyfriend on Sunday.
“In Rimuka, Kadoma another 19 year-old woman was fatally stabbed with a knife for permitting accused person’s girlfriend to meet with another man at her residence,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
In other cases, an 18 year-old woman was found dead at her homestead with her legs tied and her face swollen in Goromonzi.
In Epworth, Harare a 66 year-old man was also found dead in his house, with wounds on the chest, stomach and broken right leg.
On Tuesday two men fatally assaulted a 21 year-old man whom they found outside their tuck-shop and accused him of attempting to steal.
Ass Comm Nyathi said police are urging members of the public not to take the law into their own hands.
“Members of the public are encouraged to find amicable ways of resolving their differences whenever they fail to find common ground,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“Traditional leaders, the church, close family members and counseling experts should assist parties in finding common ground whenever there is a dispute.
“The police is also available to assist families in resolving differences,” he said.