Man bath wife’s face with hot porrige

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A 42-year old Bulawayo man has been arrested for disfiguring his wife after he scalded her on the face with boiling porridge while she slept.

Lovington Phiri of Mabuthweni suburb was allegedly angry that Ms Catherine Mpofu – his wife – had spent two nights away from home.

It is reported that on October 4, 2016 at around 12PM, the complainant left her place of residence to her aunt’s place in Luveve without notifying her husband. She spent two days at her aunt’s residence without communicating with her husband.

The court heard that Ms Mpofu returned to her matrimonial home on October 6 at around 6PM. A heated argument allegedly erupted when Phiri questioned Ms Mpofu about where she had been.

Mpofu was rushed to hospital where she was admitted with serious burns on her face, chest, arms, and stomach.

Phiri appeared before Western Common magistrate MS Tancy Dube charged with physical abuse under the Domestic Violence Act on Monday.

He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to Friday for sentencing.
Source – online

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