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Man murders own mother and 2 women

by Staff reporter
07 Oct 2016 at 09:49hrs | Views

A 34-YEAR-OLD mentally challenged man from Lower Gweru allegedly strangled his mother with his bare hands before fatally axing two neighbours in grisly murders which have shocked villagers.

Villagers teamed up to subdue Macala Tavengwa Chituso after the gruesome killings on Wednesday at around 2PM.

Macala of Mafusini village, Headman Nyama, Chief Sogwala, Lower Gweru - who is now in police custody - had made a hit list of six people he wanted to kill, according to villagers.

He had managed to kill his mother Julia Chituso (74), Emily Moyo (72) and Nancy Moyo (54) who are sisters, at the time of his arrest.

A sombre atmosphere engulfed Mafusini village when The Chronicle visited the area yesterday.

Villagers had divided themselves into two groups to console grieving families at the funeral wakes.

Mr Collen Moyo, a villager and brother-in-law to Nancy and Emily, said Macala - who has a previous conviction of malicious damage to property after axing three beasts belonging to a villager - was a troubled soul who should have been admitted to a mental institution.

Source - online