Police in Matebeleland South have arrested Clemence Hove (37) for allegedly beheading his father Chibaro Nicodimus Hlupho (73) in a misunderstanding involving mangoes last Thursday.
Hlupho’s murder occurred village B, Chief Jahana, Lambamai area of Fort Rixon in Matabeleland South.
According to a police report, Hove went to his father’s homestead in the same village on the fateful day where he accused the now deceased Hlupho of stealing mango fruits from his homestead.
It is alleged that the murder suspect took with him a wooden stick and approached his defenseless father. Upon realising that his son had bad intentions, Hlupho is said to have asked his 17-year-old grandson Pride Hove to call for help from the neighbours.
As soon as the grandson left to seek protection from neighbours, Hlupho’s son is alleged to have struck his father with the wooden stick.