A bigamous police officer who had been on the run after he allegedly stabbed his estranged wife to death has been arrested.

Muchaneta Siziba (21) died on the spot after her husband Constable Bright Ndlovu (28) stabbed her 10 times at her aunt’s homestead for allegedly refusing to reconcile with him.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident which happened in the Tinde area under Chief Pashu, Kamativi, to The Chronicle saying;

“We are investigating a case where a member of the organisation stabbed his estranged wife and ran away.”

According to the police report, Siziba had left their matrimonial home in Victoria Falls and fled to Kamativi after Ndlovu allegedly brought another woman to their 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 only arrested on Saturday afternoon at Pashu shops where he had stopped to buy food when an alert policeman spotted him.

Following his arrest, Ndlovu is assisting police with investigations and is expected to appear in court charged with murder.

Inspector Paul Nyathi urged members of the public to resolve their disputes amicably and not resort to violence.

“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.”

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