These children have killed  a soldier who attacked their mother in Zaka. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the murder of Aaron Bhasopayi by three children aged 15, 12 and 10.

The soldier travelled from Harare to Zaka on Wednesday on a revenge mission after his parents’ hut was set on fire by the minor children’s father over a debt. The soldier stabbed the mother with a knife, accusing her husband of torching his parents’ hut.

The trio’s mother cried for help and on realising their mother was in danger, the children assaulted the soldier with logs and then smashed him with an axe. The matter is now being investigated.