HARARE – A 23-year-old Eritrean man allegedly stabbed his parents 18 times with a kitchen knife, killing his father and seriously injuring his mother.
The incident happened on Saturday in Harare.
Her father, an Eritrean diplomat, died instantly while her mother is now fighting for her life at Borrowdale Trauma Centre.
He faces charges of murder and attempted murder.
Fussum was reportedly involved in an argument with his parents on Saturday.
He allegedly stabbed his father Daniel Fussum twice in the chest, once in the stomach and once in the left hand with a kitchen knife.
The diplomat died instantly.
He also allegedly stabbed his mother, Jordanian Zerom from the Netherlands, 13 times in the chest and once in the stomach, causing serious injuries.
Zerom is currently admitted to Borrowdale Trauma Center.
Ruvimbo Matyatya appeared for the state.