The children's mother and her relative are hospitalised after being injured in the incident.
Police confirmed the incident, saying 44 year old Steven Majovha burnt the children aged 10, 9, 6, 4 and 2 years.
Meanwhile, police have shot and wounded four armed robbers in Harare's Marlbrough suburb while one of them escaped.
Police spokesperson, Chief Superintendant Paul Nyathi also confirmed the incident.
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