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Man Pours Petrol On Wife, Set Her Ablaze

A NASTY row between a Chimanimani couple over a residential stand nearly ended tragically when the man poured petrol on his wife and set her ablaze before locking her inside.

Noleen Mabvuwa (26) is fighting for her life at Chimanimani District Hospital after suffering severe burns throughout her body.

She can thank her neighbours for pouring water on her after she broke the bedroom door and sought help, Manica Post reports.

Munyaradzai Tirimbayi, the husband, fled the scene shortly after committing the crime.

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Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, Deputy Manicaland Provincial Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident in Runosani Village, Chief Muusha’s area.

“Tirimbayi and Mabvuwa had a long-standing domestic dispute over ownership of a stand which the latter was allocated by the village head. Tirimbayi, who had not slept at home the previous day, entered into the bedroom where Mabvuwa was sleeping and poured petrol on her. He threw a flaming stick at her before locking the door from outside and ran away.

“Mabvuwa broke the door and screamed for help. She was assisted by neighbours who poured water on her. She sustained serious burns all over her body. She was rushed to Chimanimani District Hospital where her condition was said to be serious,” said Assistant Inspector Chinyoka.


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