A 10-year-old boy who stole three eggs has been killed by his step father. Ashton Ncube was battered with fists and smashed with a 12-volt solar panel battery by Gift Ngwenya (49)

Ashton had boiled the eggs which he then ate at their homestead in Nkayi last Friday. Ngwenya had returned from a beer drink at around 7pm and was informed that Ashton had boiled three eggs.

Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said the incident occurred at Hlabathini Village under Chief Nkayi in Matabeleland North Province.

“On November 11, 2016, a 49-year-old man returned from a beer drink and was informed that his stepson, a 10-year-old boy had stolen three eggs, which he boiled and ate. The man was irritated and assaulted the boy using clenched fists on his face. He also struck the boy with a 12-volt solar battery on the head and he collapsed and died,” she said.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Ngwenya’s arrest.