By A Correspondent- A Filabusi villager, who was in 2017 sentenced to 12 months in jail for assaulting his two children, is back in the dock facing fresh charges of killing one of them with a knobkerrie.
Nkazimulo Nkomo (36) of Thandabantu Village in Filabusi was not asked to plead to murder charges when he appeared before Filabusi Resident magistrate Abednico Diliza Ndebele last week.
Nkomo was remanded in custody to September 23 and advised to apply to the High Court for bail.
Prosecutor Shepherd Moyo said on September 9, Nkomo arrived at his home and found his son Khaliphile and his brother (ages not stated) seated in his bedroom.
He accused his sons of leaving his hat in the open before he allegedly ordered them to lie down and beating them with a knobkerrie.
Khaliphile died on the spot. Neighbours who saw him assaulting his children reported the case to the police.