In a tragic development, a 17-year-old teen allegedly murdered three senior citizens in cold blood to avenge the death of his father 16 years ago.
iHarare has established from The Herald that, a 17-year-old teen from Muchini Village in Buhera South, Manicaland, killed 3 senior citizens one aged 86, his 74-year-old wife, and her 80-year-old sister in cold blood.
The suspect allegedly broke into their home on Thursday night and struck all of them on the head with a rock whilst they slept.
The teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons revealed that he killed his uncle because he was told since he was 1 year that his parents were killed by his uncle.
“I arrived at around 11 pm from a bar intending to kill them because they killed my parents when I was still young.”
“I only wanted to kill the man because his wife actually liked me a lot and I do not know why I killed her,” said the teen.
Buhera South legislator, Cde Joseph Chinotimba who also happens to be related to the deceased, said that they still in a state of shock they are yet to come to terms with the tragic loss of three family members at the same time.
“We are shocked as a family because we can’t even begin to think of what could have gone wrong to this extent of killing three people, especially for a boy as young as 17,” he said.
Meanwhile, police officer commanding Chipinge District Chief Superintendent Kennedy Nyaumwe confirmed the incident, saying investigations were underway.