By Mirembe Martina
A man beat his 9 year old son to death for skipping school.
28 year old Mike Chauke of Alton Farm in Mwenezi, Zimbabwe has been arrested for his gruesome murder of his son who skipped school last weekend.
Respect Chauke, a Grade Three pupil first fainted often as he was being thrashed by his father.
Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Peter Zhanero said Mike has been arrested as investigations go on. “We arrested a man in
Mwenezi who beat his son to death with a mopane stick after accusing him of absconding from school. The deceased fainted several times during the beatings, but his father continued beating him until he died. The suspect will appear in court soon facing charges of killing his child,” Insp Zhanero said.
It all happend at around 10:00pm when Chauke arrived home and woke up his son saying he wanted him to accompany him to go and fetch water nearby. They got containers and put them in a wheel barrow but after traveling for about 300 metres, Chauke started accusing the boy of repeatedly absconding from school. Chauke then took a mopane stick and started beating his son all over the body until he fainted. Despite fainting, Chauke continued beating up his son boy all over the body procuring him with injuries.
They later went back home but in the morning, Chauke again started beating Respect after complaining that he could not walk as a result of the previous night’s thrashing.
Respect fainted again which made Chauke realise that his son had been badly injured. He allegedly tried to take him to a nearby clinic in a wheelbarrow but died a few minutes before being admitted to the clinic.
The case was reported to the police leading to Chauke’s arrest.