A mentally challenged Zimbabwean man reportedly axed his 5-year-old niece to death.
According to eyewitnesses, the mentally challenged man axed his niece thrice on the neck.
The suspect, Reabokile Noko, age 28, from Buvuma village in Zimbabwe was said to have attacked his niece, Mitchel Dube, with the axe.
He wanted to axe his mother who was carrying the niece to death; however, the woman evaded him and he struck dead his niece with the axe.
“I can confirm that we recorded a murder case that occurred in Buvuma area in Gwanda.
Reabokile Noko who is said to be mentally unstable entered the kitchen hut while armed with an axe; and found his mother sitting with her five-year-old granddaughter,” said Inspector Loveness Mangena, spokesperson of Matabeleland South Police.
“He advanced towards his mother while threatening to strike her with the axe; but she escaped through a window leaving her granddaughter behind.
Noko then struck his five-year-old niece with the axe three times on the neck; and she died on the spot,” she told Sunday News.
The date of the incident could not be confirmed as at the time of filing the report; however, residents who paraded the suspect shared excerpts of the incident on Wednesday, September 23.
According to reports, the suspect who hails from Enugu is based in Onitsha; and residents are seeking justice for the young girl after pouncing hard, physically and verbally on the woman.