A Guruve man reportedly struck his lover on the forehead killing her instantly after a misunderstanding.
The suspect Jordan Chikazhe, 45, appeared before Harare magistrate magistrate Dennis Mangosi where he was not asked to plead.
He was referred to the High Court for bail consideration.
Chikazhe was remanded in custody to December 12 pending finalisation of investigations.
The court heard that Chikazhe struck his girlfriend Bethel Rutendo Maraca with a hoe on the forehead after an undisclosed misunderstanding at around 6am killing her instantly.
After killing her, he reportedly covered her with a maroon blanket and stole her cellphone before fleeing to Suture where he was later apprehended.
He reportedly then threw away the phone and the sim card so that he could not be tracked.
Lynette Gwarisa appeared for the State.