Man Kills Uncle For Taking Him To Prophet

Man Kills Uncle For Taking Him To Prophet
Published: 2016 September 20 01:11:08 (1518 Views)


A man from Magunje area was hurled before the courts after killing his uncle who had taken him to a prophet for alleged deliverance from evil spirits.

Cover Warasi of Plot No. 40, Village 4 Lazy 5, Kasimure in Hurungwe, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Karoi magistrate Mr Obedience Matare last Friday.

Warasi, who was charged with murdering his father's young brother Goodluck Manyepa (55) of 1157 Hunyani Section in Chinhoyi, was remanded in custody to September 30.

It is alleged that soon after arrival from a prophet where Manyepa had taken Warasi for deliverance on September 13, the accused went berserk and struck his unsuspecting uncle several times on the head with a log.

Manyepa, who bled profusely, was rushed to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A post-mortem carried at the hospital showed that Manyepa's death was due to intra-cranial haemorrhage.

After committing the offence, Warasi immediately fled the scene only to be arrested during the night the following day.

A close relative to Manyepa who preferred anonymity said because of evil spirits that were tormenting Warasi, Manyepa had taken him to prophets in Harare for help.

"On their way back the now deceased had indicated that he would remain in Chinhoyi but had to proceed to Hurungwe after the accused had pleaded for his company," said the relative.

According to court records Warasi was once convicted for assaulting a police officer, a charge which earned him two months in prison.

Manyepa was buried on Friday afternoon in Chinhoyi.



- Herald
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