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Mwenezi woman scalds husband with boiling cooking oil

Cephas Shava

MWENEZI – A teacher at Tafara Secondary School, Liberty Chinhavi was left nursing severe scars all over his body after his wife poured boiling cooking oil following a domestic dispute, the Mwenezi Magistrates’ Court has heard.
Appearing before magistrate Honest Musiiwa was Mercy Zezai (20) who pleaded guilty to the charge of contravening Section 4 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16 ‘physical abuse’.
Asked why she committed the offence, Zezai said she was revenging an alleged assault by her husband earlier on.
She was then sentenced her to 12 months imprisonment of which two months were conditionally suspended for five years. The remaining 10 months were set aside on condition that she performed 350 hours of community service at Chingami Primary School.
Appearing for the State, Willard Chasi said sometime on September 12, 2016 at around 20:00hrs the couple was at Chinhavi’s workplace when they had a dispute after Zezai had slapped their child.
Chinhavi later on went to sleep only to wake up hours later to the sight of his wife holding a pot full of boiling cooking oil. Zezai immediately poured the hot cooking oil on her husband’s face, stomach and thighs.
The husband sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he received treatment.
After committing the offence, Zezai fled to South Africa only to return home recently.
Police were then tipped-off of her return and they went and arrested her.court

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