JUST IN: Man fatally assaults sister

Midlands Bureau
A Gweru man has been arrested for fatally assaulting his sister whom he accused of dating many men.

The 27-year-old man from Clifton Park killed his sister after intercepting love messages to a number of men on her phone. Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the issue and said the man allegedly assaulted his sister with an electrical cable.

“The suspect, Terence Tarisai (27) is said to have had taken his sister Tryphine’s mobile phone upon which he found several love messages in the phone,” he said.

“An altercation between the two then ensued but the sister then left home to seek refuge at their aunt’s house in the same suburb.”

He said the teenage sister came back with the aunt who sought to have the two find common ground but Terence took an electrical cable and used it to assault his sister.

“The sister fell unconscious and when she regained consciousness she asked for some water to drink. After drinking the water she started vomiting and they called an ambulance to take her to the hospital but she died on the way,” he said.

Insp Goko said police who attended the scene arrested Terrence.

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