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6-yr-old bludgeoned with hammer, gut ripped open
A TSHOLOTSHO man pounded his neighbour’s six year-old son to death with a hammer before tying his body to a bicycle frame and ripping his stomach open with a knife.
Thereafter, Lizwe Ncube allegedly sat staring into space, next to Obvious Mkhwananzi’s mutilated body on Saturday, around 11AM.
Shell-shocked villagers said Ncube was mentally unstable. He, they said, grabbed a hammer and hit the Ntulula Primary School Grade One pupil on the head, while he was playing with friends at his (Ncube’s) homestead.
When a Chronicle news crew visited Bhukuswayi area where the incident occurred, villagers said they had never witnessed such a gruesome murder.
Obvious’s grandmother Ms Senzile Dube told The Chronicle that she blacked out after seeing her grandson who was “slaughtered like an animal.”
She said the blood curdling killing occurred while she had gone to church.
“The children came to inform me Lizwe had hurt Obvious. They didn’t tell me my grandson was dead. I rushed to the scene. I froze when I saw his bloodied body on a bicycle rack. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said Ms Dube.
The granny was staying with five minor children between the ages of six to 15 including Obvious.
Ms Senzile Dube, the slain child’s grandmother