A Mutare man died after being pushed out of a fourth-floor window at Matida Hostel in Sakubva.
Gift Saungweme (40) lost his life after he was allegedly pushed by Tawanda Chirenje (25) when the two men were fighting by the window.
The fight was over a woman.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning when Chirenje caught Saungweme in a compromising position with his estranged wife, Phillipa Dariyani (25).
Chirenje reportedly assaulted Dariyani with the flat side of a machete and then turned on Saungweme, leading to a scuffle that ended with Saungweme falling from the fourth-floor window.
Police are now on the hunt for Chirenje, who disappeared shortly after Saungweme’s fall from the building.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed that the police are treating the matter as a murder incident.
He told the Manica Post: “As the police, we urge people not to take the law into their own hands and not to use violence when such matters arise.”
According to friends of the victim and his lover, Dariyani, who works as a lady of the night, had offered her services to Saungweme. It was during this time that Chirenje caught them red-handed.