CHIVI – Ezekiel Mabhiza (24) of Madhuveko Village under chief Madamombe in Chivi has been arrested by the Police after he allegedly killed his brother Israel Mabhiza (12) and dumped the body in a toilet at the ZAOGA Church toilet at Mhandamabwe Business Centre.
Israel was doing grade six at Sukwe Primary in Chivi North Ward 5.
Acting Masvingo Province Police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter and said the suspect has since appeared at Mashava court for initial remand.
It is alleged that Ezekiel killed Israel using a hoe and a cutter mattock (bhidha) and firstly buried his body in a river bed.
He later changed his mind and carried the body some 5km to Mandamabwe Shopping Centre and tried to dumb the body into a ZAOGA Church toilet but the hole was not big enough as a result he left it there.
Sources who spoke to The Mirror said that Ezekiel was allegedly possessed and in an interview with the Police he mentioned that he was being send by ancestors to kill his brother so that he can get a wife.
"My ancestors instructed me to kill my brother so that I get a wife," said Ezekiel.
At scene was found snuff (fine ground tobacco) and a blanket which he used to perform his rituals.
Another source who spoke to The Mirror said Ezekiel allegedly killed his brother because he was sexually abusing him so Israel had decided to report the matter to the Police and Ezekiel killed him to conceal the crime.
Efforts to get a comment from one of the relatives were fruitless as the number went on unanswered.
Ezekiel is detained at Mashava Police.Crime news