Jeal­ous son kills man for danc­ing with mom

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo cor­re­spon­dent

A JEAL­OUS Masvingo man al­legedly killed a man for danc­ing with his mother at a beer drink.

Calvin Chigume (29) of Mu­darikwa Vil­lage al­legedly pushed James Dongo (24) of Tev­era Vil­lage for danc­ing with Ms Cathrine Matutu (50), on Satur­day around 3 PM. Dongo fell down head­long on some stones and sus­tained a deep cut on the right side of the head and bled pro­fusely from the right ear.

Chigume al­legedly sus­pected Dongo was propos­ing love to his mother.

Vil­lagers rushed Dongo to Nyika­vanhu Clinic be­fore he was trans­ferred to Chiredzi Dis­trict Hospi­tal where he died at around 9PM.

Masvingo po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Char­ity Mazula said Dongo’s body was taken to the same hospi­tal mor­tu­ary for post-mortem.

“We have re­ceived a re­port of mur­der which oc­curred in Chief Nya­jena’s area on Satur­day. We have since ar­rested the ac­cused and he is as­sist­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tions. He will ap­pear in court soon fac­ing mur­der charges,” said Insp Mazula.

She said at around 2PM Dongo went for a beer drink at Chigume home­stead in Mu­darikwa Vil­lage.

“Ms Matutu of Mu­darikwa Vil­lage who was the cashier gave Dongo some beer in an­tic­i­pa­tion of pay­ment. How­ever, the vis­i­bly drunk Dongo went to sit down with­out pay­ing,” she said.

She said Ms Matutu or­dered her son, Chigume to de­mand pay­ment. He al­legedly con­fronted Dongo but he ig­nored him, lead­ing to Chigume tak­ing the beer back.

Dongo re­mained seated but later stood up to dance to the mu­sic that was play­ing at the home­stead. Some min­utes later Ms Matutu passed in front of Dongo while serv­ing other pa­trons.

Dongo held her by the hand and they started danc­ing.

Po­lice said this did not go down well with Chigume who sus­pected Dongo to be his mother’s suitor.

He sprung from his seat and pushed Dongo away from his mother.

Dongo fell with his head first, got in­jured and died hours later.

A for­mal re­port was made at Renco po­lice sta­tion lead­ing to Chigume’s ar­rest — @ wal­terbm­swazie2

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