Man kills father, takes eyes out and cooks a meal

Man kills father, takes eyes out and cooks a meal
Published: 2015 January 20 16:38:50 (8052 Views)
A 27-year-old man from Pumula North suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested after he strangled his 61-year-old father with a wire, before gouging out his eyes with a screwdriver.

The suspect went on cook himself a meal and Provincial police spokesperson  for Bulawayo, Mandlenkosi Moyo confirmed the murder, without providing any further details.

"I can confirm that a man killed his father in Pumula North, but I cannot give any further details,"  Moyo said.

Residents expressed shock and disbelief at the manner in which Moyo killed his father, with others saying he was possessed.

The neighbours claim that, the deceased, Mbolandi Moyo and his son, Trust, had an on-going dispute about cattle, which they suspected to be the cause of their fight that led to the father's death.

"Trust had been demanding that his father share his cattle between him and his stepmother so that he could sell his share and spend the money on alcohol," Khulekani Nkomo, a tenant at the family home said.

"They had been fighting a lot on this issue and now we suspect that it is the reason he killed him.



"We heard him (Moyo) cry that his son was about to kill him very early in the morning today, but we ignored it thinking it was one of the disputes they have had almost weekly."

Nkomo said because they had become accustomed to the fighting, they did not think it was anything out of the usual and did not intervene.

A local vendor, only identified as MaNcube, claimed Trust had a mental illness, which seemed to have worsened over the past days, as sometimes he would lock his father outside the house until the wee hours of the morning.

"Trust was becoming scarier by the day, as he continually fought his father over food, alcohol, cigarettes and other petty issues," she said.

"He even acted normally today, cooked himself isitshwala in the morning, after performing such a gruesome act, an indication that he is not normal."

Trust reportedly went to the police after killing his father and told them his father was terminally ill and they should come and intervene.

The police took him home only to find his father's body and this led to his arrest.



Source - SouthernEye

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