Sunday Mail Reporter
A Shamva mine worker is on the run after he allegedly killed his grandmother for “being a witch who cast evil spells” on him.
The 26-year-old murder suspect, Luckmore Bhasi, allegedly struck the senior citizen’s head repeatedly with a hoe.
Police investigators established that the woman (65) had spent part of the afternoon of April 30 at home, basking in the sun alongside her granddaughter, Shorai Bhasi.
Luckmore arrived from work at 5pm and promptly went on the rampage, accusing her of afflicting him with misfortune and illness. The two argued intensely.
Luckmore then asked her to accompany him to a nearby cemetery. Armed with a hoe, he allegedly bided his time until they got out of the homestead. Suddenly, he allegedly struck the old woman.
Shorai, who was watching from a distance, screamed for help, but in a bizarre twist, Luckmore allegedly chased her and demanded money.
He fled after Shorai gave him US$1.
Villagers in the area only arrived at the scene to find the 65-year-old’s body lifeless and in a pool of blood.
Mashonaland Central police spokesman Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati said those with information leading to the fugitive’s arrest must contact police.
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