Tinomutenda Midzi in Mutare
28 April 2017, Manicaland police are looking for a Rusape farmworker who allegedly killed his wife after she was reportedly spotted by a family friend having sex with a stranger in a maize field, TellZim News has learnt.
Christopher Tawona, who is a general hand at Concopia Farm Extension, went into hiding after allegedly killing his wife Patience Mlambo.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed there was a murder case being investigated.
"We have received a murder report from Rusape but the suspect is still to be found. We ask the public to help us by reporting any information they may have to the nearest police station," said Inspector Kakohwa.
A close source told TellZim News the deceased was seen on March 14 having sex in a maize field.
"It was rumoured that Patience was having an affair and the matter came to light when somebody saw her having a good time with the man. Tawona went to see for himself after receiving a tip off and he became convinced that his wife was cheating though he did not catch them.
"Tawona then approached the man at a farm bottle store and an argument ensued and the two exchanged blows before they were restrained by other revellers," said the source.
An angry Tawona is said to have left the place in a huff but came back later only to find his wife at the bottle store and a quarrel started with Tawona assaulting his wife with sticks while dragging her home.
On March 15 around 18:00 hrs, one Gracious Nyambi visited the couple's place and she found Mlambo dead. The case was reported to the police who then came to attend the scene but Tawona was nowhere to be found.
The body was taken to Rusape General Hospital for post-mortem.local