The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating the brutal murder of an elderly couple from Mugovera Village under Chief Murinye in Masvingo.

Acting Masvingo Provincial Spokesperson, Sergeant Lloyd Musundire confirmed the incident saying the deceased were identified as Manson Chibonda aged 79 and Mascline Chibonda aged 73. Said Sergeant Musundire:

Yes, I can confirm that we are investigating a sad incident where a couple was brutally killed in Mugovera village of Masvingo.

So far we have gathered that on 23 September at around 2 pm Peter Tsuro aged 41 who was a domestic worker to the now-deceased proceeded to the garden and left the deceased in the company of his wife Brenda Kapanga aged 21.

At around 7 pm the deceased couple went to sleep in their bedroom while Brenda Kapanga proceeded to her bedroom in a different house which was a bit distant.

Peter Tsuro is said to have returned home at around 2 AM whilst drunk and noticed that his employer’s main door was open. He is said to have preceded to check on them, that’s when he found bodies of the two deceased lying lifeless on the floor.

Police discovered the bodies had severe head and facial injuries while a blood-stained axe was found stuck on the wife’s body.

Bodies of the deceased were taken to Masvingo general hospital for postmortem.

No arrests have been made so far and investigations are underway.