SO SAD: 76 year old gogo killed by own son (47) over tea


A Rusape man has been sentenced to 23 years in jail for killing his mother following a misunderstanding over food.

47-year-old Muzowaka Mucheke of Tandi Village in Makoni district was convicted of killing his 76-year-old mother by Mutare High Court Judge, Justice Hlekani Mwayera.

He was convicted of murder with actual intent.

The State, represented by Ms Jane-Rose Matsikidze, proved that on January 27 this year, Mucheke used a stone that weighed six kilogrammes to strike his mother on the head, killing her instantly following a misunderstanding over food.

The court heard that a drunk Mucheke had been offered sadza by his mother but demanded tea.

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Upon being told that there was no sugar, Mucheke reacted by slapping his mother on her cheek before striking her with a stone on the head.

He was arrested after investigations by the police.


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