Son Kills Mother Over A Cup Of Tea
In a shocking update, a Rusape man stoned his mother to death after a misunderstanding over a cup of tea.
The man who was identified as Muzowaka Macheke appeared before Mutare High Court Judge, Justices Hlekani Mwayera, and was convicted of murder.
According to Zimeye, prosecutor Ms. Jane Rose Matsikidze said the murder was committed on 27 January in Chasa Village under Chief Tandi
Muzowaka, his mother Ms Monica Macheke, and a domestic worker, Ms Margret Bhiza were living at the same homestead when Muzowaka committed the offence,
On the day in question at around 3 am the accused person returned home and found his mother and Ms Bhiza sleeping in their bedroom, said Ms Matsikidze
He then asked for sadza and was referred to the kitchen where it was.
“After eating, Muzowaka asked the domestic worker to make him some tea. The deceased came out of her bedroom with the intention of cooling down her son as he was now demanding the tea. However, Muzowaka did not take heed of his mother’s calls.
“Muzowaka became violent and slapped his mother, before stoning her several times on the head,” said Ms. Matsikidze.
Post mortem results showed that her death was due to serious head trauma.
Ms. Bhiza Testified in court said Muzowaka was drunk when he committed the murder.
Ms. Bhiza said when Muzowaka became violent, she rushed to advise Mr. Morgan Macheke about the incident but when they returned, Mrs. Macheke was already lying in a pool of blood.
The matter was reported to the police, thereby leading to Muzowaka’s arrest