Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! A woman from Sizinda in Bulawayo scalded her husband with hot water for cheating on her and refusing to have sex with her.
The lady identified as Patience Zulu, who interestingly already has a little bun in the oven, is said to have inflicted pain on her husband, Thabo Ncube, with boiling water on the face and private parts while he was asleep.
The unsuspecting Ncube, who had come home late that particular day, reportedly suffered severe burns on the face and minor injuries on his jewels.
Consequently, he was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital leading to Zulu’s arrest.
Appearing before Western Commonage magistrate Stephen Ndlovu, she pleaded guilty to a physical abuse charge.
“Your Worship, since I fell pregnant my husband has not had sex with me. What angered me most is that I always see used condoms in his pockets when washing his clothes. When I request for my conjugal rights he always says he is tired,” she said.
She added: “Last week on Tuesday, I got angry after he came home late, as a result we had an argument. I had to scald him with hot water while he was asleep. It was not my intention to injure him but I just wanted to inflict pain on him.”
It would seem Zulu still has a soft spot for her wounded better half.
“I beg for your forgiveness, I was angry and I still love my husband,” she further told the court.
Magistrate Ndlovu warned and cautioned her.
Recently, a Bulawayo woman scalded her husband with hot water, peeling off his skin in a fit of rage for reportedly failing to pick her up from church.
Davies Chitagu had an altercation with his wife, Alice Chigwida, over why he had come home late and failed to pick her up from St Mary’s Cathedral.
Chigwida is said to have waited for Chitagu to fall asleep before boiling water and pouring it all over his body.State media