A ZIMBABWEAN woman has been sentenced to 315 hours of
community service after she poured hot cooking oil over her husband because she
was fed up of his loud music, a newspaper reports.
Husband Lewis Dzvimbo (32) came back to his home in
Chitungwiza after work in the evening of February 12, started to charge his
cellphone and turned on the radio "to listen to music."
His wife, Stabile Mwazha (31), was apparently already in
bed. She got up and turned off the radio, says the Sunday Mail. He turned it back on again.
The report said wife Mwazha "got off the bed and
took some hot cooking oil and poured it over her husband's body. [He] sustained
burns on his back, neck and legs". Dzvimbo suffered 15% burns, said the Sunday Mail.
Apparently the couple hadn't been on speaking terms for
There is the second report of a woman deliberately burning
her husband with cooking oil this month. Two weeks ago a woman from Harare was
reported to have poured hot oil over her husband after he accused her of
cheating, the Herald reported.