A PUMULA SOUTH woman is battling for her life at Mpilo Central Hospital after setting herself ablaze last week following an undisclosed misunderstanding with her husband.
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo confirmed the incident saying it happened on Thursday morning at around 6am.
“I can confirm that we received a report of a Pumula South woman who poured paraffin all over her body before setting herself ablaze,” he said.
It was reported that the women had a misunderstanding with her husband, who is a soldier, and a fight broke out between the two.
The woman then rushed to the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of paraffin and poured it all over her body and then set herself ablaze.
Her husband managed to put out the fire with the help of neighbours, but she had suffered severe first degree burns.
An ambulance was called and took her to hospital.
Source: Southern Eye