A 22 Year Old Chitungwiza man,Ngonidzashe Albert Chiwa allegedly strangled his father to death following a dispute and tried to stage-manage a suicide in a bid to cover up the murder.
It is the state’s case that after killing his father, Richard Pascal Chiwa, Chiwa spent a night with the corpse in the house before he went to report the death.
New Zimbabwe reports that he claimed to have found his father dead in his bedroom.
According to the State, the accused had a long-standing domestic dispute with his father.
“The two did not get along too well to the extent that the deceased had sought for protection order against his son,” said prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa.
Court heard Chiwa killed his father by strangling him then placed a bottle containing some blue substance beside his father’s bed so it to appear as if he had taken the liquid.
He then reported the death the following morning.
Post-mortem results however, showed that the father succumbed to strangulation.
Upon being interviewed, Chiwa failed to give a satisfactory explanation, leading to his arrest