Mental patient strikes girl (3) to death with hoe after her mother refused to give him vegetables

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Police in Chipinge have arrested a suspected mental patient, Benjamin Sithole (28) in connection with a case of murder in which Agnes Sigauke (three years) died after being struck with a hoe on the head at Mwatsaka Village, Mutema area on December 30, 2023.

The victim’s mother (20) had refused to give the suspect some vegetables.

Meanwhile, Police in Bulawayo are appealing for information that may assist in the investigation of a case of murder in which John Sithole (73) was found dead, with a deep cut on the head, at a maize field behind a clothing factory in Donnington on December 29, 2023.

A blood-stained hoe was recovered at the scene. Anyone with information to report at any nearest Police Station.

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