A 38 year old woman from Germiston in Gauteng was arrested this morning after she poured boiling water on her abusive husband while he was sleeping.
Thembi Shabalala, who had bruises on her face when she was taken by the police in front of her kids in the early hours of this morning, is now kept in the Gerministon holding cells.
Neighbors say they were woken up this morning by horrible screams of Mandla Shabalala, who is the husband and father of the couple’s two kids.
Upon arrival, neighbors say they found Mandla with 3rd degree burns on his face. They then called the police.
“We know that Mandla used to abuse Thembi and the kids every time he was drunk. She told us she did this to teach him a lesson and to celebrate 16 days of activism. But we believe she did not have to punish him like this.” said one of the neighbors.
“My kids and I have suffered enough. Mandla has abused us for a very long time. I liked it when he felt the pain. When he cried, it was like music to my ears.”said Thembi.
Mandla is recovering at the Bertha Gxowa hospital in Germiston and is expected to be discharged in February next year. .