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43-year-old man arrested for brutally axing his 77-year-old father to death

Nov 24, 2017
43-year-old man arrested for brutally axing his 77-year-old father to death

Willowvale police have arrested a 43-year-old man for the alleged murder of his 77-year-old father.

"It is alleged that the daughter of the deceased was busy doing laundry (washing) near a community water tap not far from her home at Zintakumbeni Location, Bojini Village, Willowvale on Tuesday, at about 15:30," described police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The daughter of the deceased heard a scream emanating from her home.

"She went to check what was happening and she met the suspect on door way with a an axe that was covered with blood.

"She saw her father (deceased) in a pool of blood already dead."

He said that she called community members and Willowvale police, who traced the suspect and arrested him.

"The motive for the murder is not known at this point in time."

The deceased was identified as Tallman Sosara aged 77.

The suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Friday on a murder charge.