A Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) employee Apros Mushunje has gone into hiding after his wife wife, Siphelile Otillia Magwada (39) was found dead in his bedroom in Norton on Monday.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed they were treating the Norton case as murder.

This comes after a couple is said to have embroiled in a dispute and failed to find common ground after a counselling session by a relative who was invited in Katanga, Norton

On Sunday, an uncle identified as Benjamin Chirenje, who lives in Mhangura, went to the couple’s house in Katanga, Norton, where he counselled the couple.

The next day, Chirenje left the house and was accompanied by Mushunje and a relative to the bus stop.

But at the bus stop, Mushunje alleged that he had forgotten “something” at his house and went back, while Chirenje and the relative remained.

He did not return and after about 30 minutes the relative went to check on Mushunje and met him along the way.

Mushunje is alleged to have informed the relative that this was the last time they were going to see him.

The relative went home and discovered that Mushunje’s wife was dead and covered with blankets.

According to police reports there were no visible injuries on the deceased.