Wife burns ‘cheat­ing’ man’s pri­vate parts

Boil­ing water poured over hus­band while sleep­ing

Sowetan - - News - By Prom­ise Maru­peng

A woman has been charged with at­tempted mur­der af­ter she al­legedly doused her hus­band with boil­ing water af­ter she ac­cused him of cheat­ing. Ish­mael Radebe, 48, suf­fered third-de­gree burns on his gen­i­tals af­ter his wife al­legedly poured boil­ing water over him while he was sleep­ing in their home in Benoni, east of Jo­han­nes­burg, two weeks ago. Radebe was hos­pi­talised af­ter the at­tack.

Po­lice spokesper­son cap­tain Jus­tice Ra­maube told Sowe­tan that Radebe opened a case and his wife was im­me­di­ately ar­rested at their home.

“He was so badly burnt that his pri­vate parts had shrunk and the skin around his gen­i­tals was peel­ing off.

“We have opened an at­tempted mur­der case af­ter get­ting a med­i­cal re­port on the man’s con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal.” Speak­ing from his hos­pi­tal bed, Radebe said his wife had ac­cused him of cheat­ing on her.

He said that his wife had been fine be­fore he went to sleep and he didn’t think that she could do that to him. Radebe said he and his wife have been liv­ing to­gether with their chil­dren for over 24 years. “Maybe she doesn’t want me any more ... I am out of words right now be­cause I feel dev­as­tated and pow­er­less,” he said. “I am badly burnt and I have been in and out of hos­pi­tal for the past week and the pain I have suf­fered and emo­tional dis­tress is un­ex­plain­able.” Ra­maube said the woman ap­peared in the Benoni re­gional court on Mon­day.

“In as much as we are against the abuse of women and kids we do not en­cour­age the abuse of men and vi­o­lence against them … any­one who breaks the law will be put away.”

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