36-year-old Maxwell Chiwaya, from Unyolo Village TA Chikumbu, Mulanje, Malawi is currently being treated for burns from his knees to his penis and stomach after his 33-year-old wife poured hot water on him as revenge for cheating on her. The incident occurred when a business person came to Chiwaya's house in Area 49 to collect cash for items Chiwaya's husband got some time back. She handed herself to the police on Tuesday, March 29. Kanengo Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Const. Salome Chibwana, confirmed the arrest of one Juliet Chiwaya, from Malambima Village, TA Kaphuka Dedza.
Police said they have charged her with an offence of Act Intended to Cause Grievous Harm which attracts a maximum penalty of 7 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL).
Juliet was not home but met the business person on the way who told her that Mr. Chiwaya, Juliet's husband, was seeing another woman whom he bought the items for. This angered Juliet who went straight home and boiled some water and, in her fury, splashed it over her husband's crotch. It was learnt that she has been married to Chiwaya for 14 years.