All is not well at a farm Beatrice where a man recently murdered his ex-wife before setting a hut on fire to burn the corpse as a way to cover up the heinous crime.

The man whose name is still being withheld is still on the run and his whereabouts are still not known.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and police have launched a manhunt for the man.

“We are investigating a case in which a man killed his former wife at Plot 5, Silver Oak Farm in Beatrice. The man had a dispute with his wife and they went on separation.

“The man then went to live in Chinhoyi resulting in the wife falling in love with another man at the same compound,” he said.

Investigations revealed that the ex-wife then started demanding financial support from the man for the upkeep of their two children.

“On the 4th of May, she went to the former husband’s wife and a dispute ensued. The man then killed her with an unknown object which is yet to be identified and then set a hut on fire while the body was inside,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.

Some alert neighbors extinguished the fire and made a report to the police.

Asst Comm Nyathi urged couples to resolve disputes amicably and not through violent ways.

-State Media