Tuckshop Owner Inflicts Boiling Water Torture on Debtor
A tuckshop owner allegedly scalded a man(debtor) with boiling water as punishment for a debt in Nyezi Village, Matabeleland South province. Ntombizodwa Ndlovu, a woman aged 46, appeared in court, denying the assault charges brought against her.
A woman running a tuckshop allegedly scalded a man with boiling water as punishment for a debt in Nyezi Village, Matabeleland South province. Ntombizodwa Ndlovu (46) appeared in court, denying the assault charges brought against her.
Confrontation and Accusations
Ndlovu, who operates a tuckshop at Bunyip Mine, confronted Joseph Nhliziyo (23) while he was at another tuckshop, accusing him of failing to repay a debt of US$6. Despite Nhliziyo’s attempts to explain his intention to settle the owed amount, Ndlovu dismissed his explanation without hesitation.
Boiling Water Inflicted in Agony
As Nhliziyo purchased beer from the tuckshop, Ndlovu allegedly seized a pot filled with scalding water and poured it onto his buttocks and back. The excruciating pain caused him to scream out in agony, drawing the attention of bystanders.
In a further display of aggression, Ndlovu reportedly physically attacked Nhliziyo before being restrained by onlookers. Realizing the severity of the injuries, Nhliziyo was swiftly transported to a hospital for immediate medical attention.
Legal Action and Arrest
The victim promptly reported the incident to the police, leading to Ndlovu’s subsequent arrest. She now faces charges of assault and appeared before Filabusi resident magistrate Abednico Diliza Ndebele, where she pleaded not guilty.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the community awaits justice for the victim, who endured both physical and emotional trauma due to the alleged actions of Ndlovu. The court will determine the outcome of the case, shedding light on the consequences of resorting to violence as a means of settling debts, reported bmetro.