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Man dies after being scalded with cooking oil

by Staff reporter
28 May 2021 at 13:26hrs | Views
A 27-year-old man from Hertfordshire suburb in Gweru died after being scalded with boiling cooking oil by his wife following a misunderstanding.

Zimbabwe Republic Police Midlands spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident, saying police had since arrested the suspect, Grace Mazhata (25) in connection with the murder of Alouis Zaranyika. Inspector Mahoko said Mazhata was assisting police with investigations.

"Police in Gweru have arrested a 25-year-old woman who burnt her husband during a domestic dispute on May 23. The suspect is currently in police cells and is assisting with investigations.

"On the fateful day, Mazhata had just returned home from an all-night prayer and found her husband Zaranyika not home. He later returned home at around 8 pm," he said.

Inspector Mahoko said the two then quarrelled over an unknown issue.

"A misunderstanding ensued between the two and Mazhata is alleged to have taken a pot of boiling cooking oil and scalded her husband. The now deceased sought refuge at a neighbour's house. Mazhata followed him armed with a log and assaulted him. The neighbour managed to restrain her and called Zaranyika's workmate who later came and ferried him to hospital where he later died," he said.

Mazhata was arrested in Harare where she had fled to.

Meanwhile, Inspector Mahoko said police in Kwekwe were investigating the murder of a 61-year-old man who was found dead at his house in Forestvale, Kwekwe.

"Police in Kwekwe are investigating a case of murder where a man, Stanley Munatsi, was found dead in his house. The incident occurred on 26 May 2021. His body was found lying on the ground by his two neighbours who had gone to check up on him," he said.

He appealed to those with information that may assist in establishing the full circumstances surrounding the murder case to report to any nearest police station.

Source - bmetro