A 30-year-old Zimbabwean man identified as Leo Kanyimo, reportedly fell into trance during a prayer session and allegedly hacked his wife and two kids to death.

According to reports, Kanyimo was praying with his family in their home, when he fell into trance and suddenly grabbed an axe and hacked them to death.

The unfortunate incident is said to have happened in the Woodlands suburb on Tuesday afternoon, November 2nd.

Eyewitnesses who confirmed that the man was an ardent Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) follower, noted that the couple’s other child escaped the killing.

“We knew him as a prayerful man and yesterday he said they were fasting and praying for one of their children whom he said was possessed by some evil spirits.

“As they were praying in their house, we suddenly heard some screams and when we dashed to the scene, we realized that he was axing his family,” a neighbor, Charles Ngazi told Zimbabwe’s Herald.

Conforming the incident, the National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner, Paul Nyathi said,

“The man in his 30s started having problems in Woodlands, Gweru, and took a log and killed his wife, who was in her 20s, his 10-year-old son and an 18-year-old girl using a log.

“Neighbours heard some noise and saw the man running around with the baby he had killed. They alerted the police at Nehanda Station and he was arrested. We are still investigating the case.”

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