Police detectives have arrested a Chinhoyi man, who was on the run after butchering his wife whom he caught red-handed in a compromising position with her suspected lover on the matrimonial bed.

Suspected k!ller, Bwanali Bwanado (50) was nabbed in dramatic fashion at his Musengi farm where he had retreated to following the cold-blooded m_rder, a week ago, of his wife Chioneso Ephraim aged 41.

Sources said the suspect, who was initially rumoured to have skipped to Zambia, had adopted a routine of hiding in the bush during the day and return home to sleep at night, before leaving at dawn.

“We got information that the suspect was prepared to k!ll detectives in his bid to resist arrest. Therefore, we armed ourselves with pistols, had to be tactful and waylaid him in the dead of the night before executing our operation,” said the detective.

Bwanado argues he was “hurt and severely provoked by his wife” as he toiled on the farm growing vegetables that he would ferry to Chinhoyi and give her for sale at the Gadzema farmers’ wholesale market, but chose to repay him with infidelity.

The m_rder, which occured on Tuesday, November 7 night at house number 290 Gadzema, Chinhoyi, shocked the entire community and is still talk of the town.

According to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, suspect stabbed his wife to d3ath with an okapi knife after finding her sitting on their matrimonial bed with her (unidentified) lover.

Bwanado is expected to appear at Chinhoyi Court Complex this Thursday facing a m_rder charge.