Man kills grandpa over witchcraft

A 21-year-old Zimbabwean has knocked his 96-year-old grandpa dead, after accusing him of being a wizard.

Sam Manomano, a resident of Chaminuka Village was said to have punched Morgan Panganai of Farm 99 Dewure West on the neck on Sunday at around 3PM, which led to the latter vomiting blood.

The nonagenarian was then rushed to Gutu Mission Hospital where he died.
He breathed his last a day after the incident.

Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula who confirmed the report said: “I have received a report of murder involving a young man and an elderly man. The deceased’s body was taken to Gutu Mission Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.”

The dispute started while Manomano was drinking beer, police said. It was however not clear what sparked off the argument, but Manomano started accusing Panganai of being a wizard, claiming that he had some goblins.
She said Panganai asked Manomano why he was accusing him of witchcraft yet he had no evidence but the younger man became furious.

Insp Mazula said a dispute arose and Manomano punched Panganai who was seated on a stool once on the right side of the neck.

“Panganai fell down and started vomiting blood. Mr Masango rushed him to Gutu Mission Hospital. Panganai however, died on Sunday at around 2PM,” she said.



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