Man murders nephew (8), head boils


The Sunday mail

George Maponga

Masvingo Bureau

A man here reportedly killed his eight-year-old nephew, dismembered his head and boiled it.

The 22-year-old suspect from the village of Matova near the Gokomere Mission under Chief Zimuto was found by observant neighbors who were stewing the boy’s head in a pot after barricading themselves in his hut.

National Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the youth’s torso was
found tucked away in a nearby shallow pool.

“We will publish the names of the suspect and the deceased tomorrow (today), but the suspect is in police custody and an investigation is underway to determine his state of mind,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

“He was found boiling the boy’s head in a kitchen hut while the rest of the body was recovered in a shallow pool wrapped in a mosquito net.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

According to sources, the incident happened when the boy, who was in second grade of Matova Elementary School, was seeking shelter from the heavy rains at his uncle’s house on Friday.

The suspect reportedly killed the boy before cutting off his head.

A search for the boy yesterday morning resulted in his head recovering after a relative forced his
Away to the suspect’s kitchen
where he had locked himself inside.

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