A philandering Bulawayo man was recently hospitalised after his pregnant wife scalded him with hot water after a heated altercation.
B-Metro reports that Patience Zulu scalded her husband, Thabo Ncube, with boiling water on the face and private parts while he was sleeping.
Ncube was then rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital leading to Zulu’s arrest.
Appearing before Western Commonage magistrate Stephen Ndlovu, she pleaded guilty to the physical abuse charge.
In mitigation, Zulu told the court that she acted out of anger since she suspected Ncube of having extramarital affairs and that she was being denied her conjugal rights.
”Your Worship, since I fell pregnant my husband has not had sx with me. What angered me the most is that I always see used condoms in his pockets when washing clothes. When I request for my conjugal rights he always says he is tired,” she said.
”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.”
”I beg for forgiveness, I was angry and I still love my husband,” she further told the court.
Magistrate Ndlovu acquitted Zulu of the abuse charge but sternly warned and cautioned her not to commit a similar offence again.