Three men from Chivi in Masvingo have been charged with murder for allegedly killing their 72-year old mother accusing her of witchcraft.
The trio of Duduzile, Bright and Daniel Tizirai from Makuvire village in Chivi appeared before Masvingo High Court judge, Justice Garainesu Mawadze this Thursday facing charges of murder.
The court heard that on the 5th of April this year, the co-accused approached their now-deceased mother Nyengeterai Tizirai, and accused her of witchcraft and causing the death of her daughter in law.
Prosecutor Emmanuel Mathose told the court that the three took the deceased to Nyaningwe dip tank, tied her hands with a rope and took turns to assault her using a rubber strip and logs.
The court heard that Cathrine Tatenda, who witnessed the incident and assisted the deceased made a police report after discovering that she was no longer breathing.
A post mortem report shows that the deceased died due to hemorrhagic shock, blunt trauma and assault.
The trial was postponed to the 22nd of next month.