A man from Mugwenhi Village under Chief Makumbe in Buhera was struck and allegeldy killed with an axe by a neighbour who suspected that he was having an affair with his ex-wife.
Manicaland Police Spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident and said Tarirai Zhanje (31) was murdered by an unidentified man who was wearing a hood over his face.
Zhanje was sitting on a chair in the kitchen together with his nephew Talent Zhanje (20) after supper when an unknown person suddenly burst in. The suspect carried an axe and wore a woolen hat covering his face, a black t-shirt and a light blue jean trousers.
He went straight for Zhanje and hit him once on the head without saying a word. Zhanje fell to the ground.
Talent ran away leaving Zhanje gasping for life. He alerted Councillor Promise Tapera who stays in the same neighborhood and the latter mobilized villagers who went to the homestead and found Zhanje dead.
The matter was reported at Murambinda Police camp and the CID arrested a suspect, Archford Manyere (31) of Manyere Village under Chief Makumbe.
Manyere was arrested on Saturday wearing the clothes matching the description given to the Police by Talent.
Manyere allegedly suspected that his former wife was going out with Zhanje.