Police have since arrested Gideon Lubeya for allegedly killing his mother, identified as Afaliya Mumba of Nyalungwe Village in Nyimba District.
Police deputy public relations officer, Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred on Wednesday this week around 11:45 hours.
“The deceased sustained a deep cut on the head and was found lying in a pool of blood. An axe which was used in the act has since been recovered. When interviewed, the suspect claimed to have been drunk,” Mr Hamoonga said.
The suspect, who has been charged with murder, would appear in court soon. The deceased’s body was at Nyimba District Hospital Mortuary awaiting a postmortem and the suspect was treated at the hospital after being beaten by enraged members of the public.