Bushbuckridge woman burns another with boiling water

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Bushbuckridge woman burns another with boiling water
SCORCHED: A feud over money owed to one woman by another left one of them badly wounded and the other in jail. PICTURE BY Zululand Observer

A broomstick was also used to assault her while she endured the agony of boiling water.


A Bushbuckridge woman suffered severe burnt wounds this week after she was poured with boiling water by a woman who owed her money.

The police in Mpumalanga have condemned the incident and the woman has now been arrested, charged with the crime.

Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the incident occurred Sunday 8 June 2020.

The 34-year-old woman went to the house of the 38-year-old woman who owed her an undisclosed amount of money – hoping she would get it, only to be cruelly victimised.

When she arrived she found the 38-year-old woman with her daughter in the house.

It was supposed to be a smooth process of the owed getting her money and going back to her home…

Instead they entered into an fierce argument – with the woman’s daughter also taking her mom’s side against the woman who was owed money.

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“In the midst of the argument, the 38-year-old woman is alleged to have gone into the house, boiled water and poured it over the victim,” Hlathi said, adding both the 38-year-old woman and her daughter began beating the 34-year-old victim badly, using a broomstick.

 “This continued until the victim was rescued by other people and was quickly rushed to a nearby clinic where she was immediately transferred to hospital due to her serious injuries,” said Hlathi.

The mom and daughter were arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma said it was “shameful” that women were abusing one another.

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“Acts of violence have never brought a sound solution. This situation depicts an underlying problem of a culture of violence in our society. People must resolve issues in a civil manner rather than resorting to violence,” he said.

(edited by MLM)

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