Lower Gweru residents have been left in tears after a man allegedly killed his stepson.
The man whose name was given as Courage Muvengwi reportedly sprinkled petrol in the room where his fiance and her children were resting and set it ablaze.
The mother of the deceased and her two other children are currently treating severe wounds from the fire incident.
Confirming the incident, the owner of the house, Daniel Mutamba alleged that the 45-year-old suspect had been having misunderstandings with his fiancee whom he had been living with before the incident happened.
Muvengwi reportedly committed the crime on Monday.
Mutamba while narrating the incident revealed that he was only able to save the woman and the two other children but could not rescue the other child due to the intensity of the fire.
“I heard the scream and shouts around 1:00 am as she repeatedly kept saying ndakufa.
“She said Muvengwi was killing her because he had sprinkled petrol and set the room they were in ablaze.
”I woke and went to the room where they were, and I saw the fire spreading, I forced my way in the room and brought her and the two other children out, but I could not bring the other boy out due to the intensity of the fire.”
However, Mutamba’s lover and the two children are reportedly admitted to a local hospital.