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A 29 year old Chivi man battered his father to death for failing to finance the tombstone unveiling ceremony of his late sister, a local court heard Friday.

Lovemore Mutambu of Mutede village in Chivi was not formally charged when he appeared before Chivi magistrate, Francis Mapfumo.

He will appear again in court on June 10 for further remand and was aised to appeal for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Nathan Zaranyika told the court that on March 26 this year, Lovemore and his father Gabwi Mutambu (63) were at their homestead, when the son asked his father to make preparations for the unveiling of the late Shungurudzai Mutambu’s tombstone.

Gabwi reportedly told his son that he did not have enough money to fund the ceremony which required beer, a beast and food to feed the multitudes expected to attend.

The court heard that a misunderstanding ensured between father and son and Lovemore picked up a thick log with which he struck his father several times all over the body.

Gabwi sustained deep bleeding wounds on the head and multiple injuries all over the body that caused his death.

A police report was made leading to Lovemore’s arrest

Source : New Zimbabwe