By Simbarashe Sithole
A 21-YEAR-OLD mentally challenged man from Muzarabani last week allegedly beheaded a 79-year-old man from the same village following a misunderstanding.
Taison Lice (21) of Kandi village, Chief Kasekete in Muzarabani, was arrested after he allegedly axed and beheaded Michael Kapfume last Tuesday.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm a Muzarabani murder case where a mentally-challenged person killed a male adult aged 79 after a misunderstanding with the now deceased’s son Pleasure Kapfume (39) hours before the fatal incident,” Mundembe said.
Allegations are that on Monday last week, around 7pm, Lice met Pleasure and had a misunderstanding before parting ways.
The assailant then came back around 3am the following day armed with an axe and started destroying a scotch cart outside Kapfume’s homestead.
Kapfume rushed out with his wife, Stella Robson (61) to investigate.
The deceased’s wife ran to seek assistance from a neighbour, but upon return, she saw Lice leaving the homestead holding Kapfume’s head.
Lice allegedly later dumped the head and axe in a nearby field.