Mufakose woman sets husband ablaze for refusing to settle her bills
A woman from Mufakose attempted to kill her husband when she poured petrol before setting him on fire for refusing to give her some money to pay her debt.
The woman, Agfa Kunaka poured petrol on her husband Cleopas Ranengoni (30) after he refused to give her some money to cover her debt. For that reason, Agfa was hauled before Mbare magistrate Rueben Mukavhi facing a charge of assault.
She raised a defence that she mistakenly burnt her husband since there was no electricity and they were using firewood to make fire. Magistrate Mukavhi remanded her out of custody on free bail to 21 August for her trial.
Allegations are that on 3 August, at around 5pm Agfa told her husband of three years that she wanted some money to cover her debt. State counsel Lawrence Gangarahwe alleged that Agfa had borrowed some tracksuits for their children. The court heard that Cleopas then refused citing that he had no money for the debt and that did not go down well with her.
She went on to drain some petrol from their generator and poured the extremely flammable fuel on her husband and set him alight. Cleopas sustained some burns all over his body and was referred to the hospital for treatment.
Surprisingly, Agfa reported the matter to the police intending to help her husband to get a medical affidavit but was arrested over the case and subsequently appeared before Mbare magistrate.