A case of domestic violence has been recorded in Zimbabwe after a woman reportedly emptied a huge bucket of hot water on her husband leaving him badly scalded for coming back home and not picking her up from church.
According to reports, the woman whose name has been given as Alice Chigwida, committed the crime on Sunday, August 11.
Mr Davies Chitagu is said to have gotten back home around 10 pm. Not long after he got in, they got into an argument about him not picking her up from church.
Mr Chitagu was reportedly sleeping when his wife entered the room and emptied a bucket of hot water on him. A family member told Chronicle that the woman ignored his pleas.
“When she feared that he would die on their matrimonial bed, she helped him into their car and went to dump him at a surgery in the city before telling his relatives that he was in hospital,” the family source said.
A police report was made before Mr Chitagu could be treated.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident saying;
“I can confirm that we are dealing with a case of domestic violence where a woman scalded her husband with boiling water following a domestic dispute. Further investigations into the matter are underway,” said Inspector Ncube.