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A 28 year old Maxwell Nyirongo of Kachipapa village in traditional authority Mankhambila in Nkhatabay has been arrested for causing death to his grandmother Catherine Masikini.

The police say Nyirongo has contravened Section 209 of the Penal Code and will appear in court as soon as all paper work is done.

According to Elisi Mzumara, 39, the bone of contention was the K 7, 000 money cash that the 80 year old granny received through the District Council under the Social Cash on March 2 2016 which Maxwell wanted to take full control of.

“He became so violent because he was blocked to take charge of the money. He started assaulting both of us but other people intervened,” said Mzumara. The three were staying in the same house.

Three days later, the young man was at it again, but targeted the granny whom he forced to lie on her back, stepped over her, fracturing her ribs that consequently damaged her spleen (kapamba).

“She died at around 20:00 hours on March 7 2016 at her home. When the report came, scene of incident was visited by both the police and medical personnel, and postmortem revealed that death was due to internal bleeding,” said Ignatius Esau, Nkhatabay police spokesperson.

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