A bigamous Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer allegedly stabbed his estranged wife 10 times, killing her on the spot.
The incident occurred in the Tinde area under Chief Pashu in Kamativi, where the victim came from.
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Constable Bright Ndlovu (28) stabbed his wife Muchaneta Siziba (21) at her aunt’s homestead for allegedly refusing to reconcile with him.
Siziba had left their matrimonial home in Victoria Falls and fled to Kamativi after Ndlovu allegedly brought another woman to the matrimonial home last year.
Ndlovu followed Siziba to Kamativi last week Friday intending to beg her to return home and when she refused, he allegedly stabbed her several times in the presence of her aunt Easter Dumbura Shoko.
He fled from the scene and was arrested on Saturday afternoon at Pashu shops where he had stopped to buy food when an alert policeman spotted him.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
He urged members of the public not to resort to violence to solve disputes. Said Asst Comm Nyathi:
We are investigating a case where a member of the organisation stabbed his estranged wife and ran away.
Couples should resolve differences in a peaceful manner and should seek guidance from elders of church and community leaders if faced with domestic disputes, Instead of resorting to violence and use of lethal weapons.
Ndlovu is assisting police with investigations and is expected to appear in court charged with murder.