Violent behaviour has landed a Tsholotsho man in custody for fatally assaulting an elderly villager.

Appearing before Tsholotsho Resident Magistrate Victor Mpofu, Thembinkosi Sibanda is reported to have attacked 60 year old Mboneni Ndlovu with head butts leading to his death.

The state alleges that the incident happened on the 26th of June around 11 pm at Sifungo Line in Bubude village.

32 year old Sibanda, is alleged to have attacked the now deceased Ndlovu who was on his way home from the business centre.

The state further alleges that in the thickness of the dark the accused pounced on Ndlovu and head-butted him twice on the head with intentions to steal his belongings.

Ndlovu suffered severe head injuries from the attack and later died on the spot.

The accused was arrested the following day after a tip-off was made to the police by villagers.

He was remanded to the 26th of July and Sibanda will remain in custody until the commencement of trial.

A post-mortem from the hospital with evidence of the cause of death will be presented in court.