TPDF member (31) 'stabs, kills father'

14Jan 2022
Correspondent
Mbeya
The Guardian
TPDF member (31) 'stabs, kills father'

​​​​​​​POLICE in Mbeya Region have arrested a TPDF soldier, Mussa Ndonde (31) from Ruvu JKT camp at Mlandizi in Coast Region suspected of killing his own father, Edward Ndonde (75), resident of Lumbila area in Mbeya City.

Christina Musyani.

It is claimed that the suspect attacked the deceased with a knife and cut off one of his hands, with Acting Regional Police Commander Christina Musyani saying here yesterday that the incident happened on Wednesday at around nine in the morning.

As to the cause of the murder, Musyani said the suspect accused his late father for being a magician, using his charms on him so that he does not become successful in his undertakings.

“Earlier, the suspect arrived at the house of the deceased unannounced and went straight to the sitting room and fiercely started attacking him leading to his death,” she said.

The body of the deceased was preserved at the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital for examination while the suspect was admitted to the same hospital under police guard, after he was attacked by neighbours upon seeing what he had done to his father.

Acting RPC Musyani reproved the incident saying they will make sure the suspect answers for his crime in court, urging people to stop believing in witchcraft.