A 75-year-old Zaka man was fatally assaulted by his nephew early Sunday morning following an altercation over alleged witchcraft.
Hakufiwi Musiiwa was attacked at around 5 am, allegedly by Norman Mutakayi (36) who wanted to force his uncle to consult a prophet.
Police said when Musiiwa refused, Mutakayi attacked him by striking his ribs, hands and legs with a wooden leg and he sustained serious injuries. He later died after being forced to walk for about 10km.
Mutakayi has since gone into hiding and police have asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to tell their nearest police station.
Violent deaths have been on the increase countrywide and recently national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urged the public to respect the sanctity of human life.
Recently, police in Harare were investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Terence Dondo of St Mary’s Chitungwiza.
Dondo, who was a bar attendant, was 28 years old. His body was recently found lying lifeless on a gravel road near Huruyadzo Shops, Chitungwiza, with some substances on the mouth and nose.