Wife murderer on the run

Sharon Chikowore

A 50-year-old Chinhoyi man is on the run after fatally stabbing his wife with a knife
when he caught her and her lover in his bedroom.

The murder was committed after the man caught the wife red-handed with her
suspected lover on their matrimonial bed. The incident occurred on Tuesday night at
house number 290 Gadzema in Chinhoyi.

Bwanado Bwanali is said to have fled Chinhoyi using the Karoi route and is
suspected to be attempting to cross the border into Zambia.

Bwanali is said to have arrived at his home at night unexpectedly as he usually didn’t
stay home. He found his wife, Chioneso Ephrame (41), who a vegetable vendor at
the Gadzema vegetable market, sitting on the bed with her lover.

The sight of the two on the matrimonial bed sent Bwanali into a rage and he
butchered his wife.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police National Police spokesperson, Assistant
Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the tragic incident saying they are looking for
the suspect and are appealing to anyone with information on his whereabouts to
contact the nearest police station.

“Police in Chinhoyi are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of
Bwanali Bwanado (50), who is being sought in connection with a case of murder in
which he stabbed his wife Chioneso Ephraim (41) to death with an okapi knife after
finding her sitting on their matrimonial bed with her unidentified boyfriend on
November 7, 2023 at a house in Gadzema,” said Nyathi.

Police are appealing to anyone with information on whereabouts of Bwanado to
report at any nearest police station.

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