An 88-year-old man was brutally stoned to death by his grandson who accused him of bewitching him. It was learnt that after the grueome murder, the grandson burned the body.
The shocking incident is said to have happened on Sunday night in Gudyanga Village near Birchenough Bridge in Zimbabwe.
The 23-year old grandson identified as Andrew Muchirawetu, was arrested for the murder of his grandfather William Danda and is currently in custody.
Muchirawetu’s uncle Liberty Danda told the Manica Post,
I came here early in the morning around 5 am after I heard people calling out for help. The house was on fire. On arrival I found the deceased’s body burning. There were several deep cuts on the body.
It was clear to me that he had been murdered before being set on fire. In fact, he must have been stoned to death because there were stones all over the place. The stones had blood stains which suggested that they had been used to inflict pain on the deceased. It was a scary sight but I had to put out the fire.
According to Danda, Andrew has a history of mental illness and does not seem to be remorseful.
Since he came back from South Africa mid last year, he had always been complaining that his grandfather is bewitching him. In fact, he had been showing signs of mental illness. When I asked him why he had committed the crime, he remained silent. He was not even remorseful
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