Woman faces jail for dousing husband with hot water

Malawi Police at Liwonde in Machinga district have arrested Oliva Kazembe for dousing her husband with hot water during a fierce brawl that ensued between the two.

Man in pain after wife's brutal attack

Man in pain after wife’s brutal attack

Kazembe, police told Nyasa Times, scalded her husband, Mathews Kazizi, in retaliation to Kazizi’s violent conduct.

Kazizi sustained serious burns on his face, chest, berry, back and is currently admitted at Machinga District Hospital.

The woman, who admitted to pour the hot water on her husband, told law-enforcers that she was infuriated by her husband’s constant beating, adding he stole her cash amounting K25, 000.00.

Police have since charged Kazembe with Committing an Act Intended to Cause Grievous Harm contrary to Section 235 (A) of Penal Code.

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Kadansana Phiri

Not in Malawi. Women are immune from jail sentences. You will see the outcome of this case.

Men need to lower down their BIG EGO because the entire world is being modernised and women are gaining more power. It seems many people in Malawi are living in the old primitive world of Africa and thus think a woman is defined by marriage and her submission to man. Women in Malawi and Africa are becoming more and more educated and or financially independent, hence, they can no longer accept rubbish and abuse from men/husbands. In fact, more and more women are beginning to realise their existence and enjoyment of life cannot be at the hands of abusive and… Read more »
Mopia Mloyiwa

Where is Kaliati in this story?

2016 welcome

Mbeta olo kapena akazi amwano akulalata apa. But the painful truth is that the first choice of any woman be it in Africa or beyond is to have a man (husband). Zikakhala kuti banja lakanika kupeza ndiye u spinister umakhala ngati wabwino and enanso ndiye amasanduka chitdiru kumangotsekulira miyendo aliyense in a bid kuti apeze banja koma zikavutitsitsa ndiye awa mukuwaona apawa kulsnkhula motumbwa cholinga akooe anzawo kuti athetse mabanja awo chokinga afanane.
Mwayesa sitimakudziwani eyi?


Mzimayi ameneyu anyongedwe, this is gender based violence. Wayeneranso kuti samakoma!


Maybe some parts of his body will know how it feels to be a albino?

Original Northener

Nkhani yasithatu iyi. Thought it was involving extra marital issues. There ia a young lady involved who was also scarred with hot water.

Andrew Nkhata

Aliyense amatha kulakwira mzake. Tiyeni amalawi tiphunzire kukhululukirana komanso kuthana ndi vuto lomwe lilipo osati munthu wobweretsa vutolo. Contact and diologue will always make our families free from devils acts.


Wachitadi bwino kumuthira madzi amoto chifukwa amuna a masiku ano ndi a ulesi ndi a nkhanza. They think that they are powerful and yet depend on a woman’s money. FOOLISH men. The problem is Malawi and Africa has many of these stupid and abusive men.

* the guy is my neighbour and its me who took him to the hospital, the story of this incident has been cooked by the wife after seeing that he is now facing the law. For those who were present at the Liwonde 1st Grade Magistrate Court when the woman first appeared would agree with me that she confessed of dousing her husband when he was fast asleep. At the hospital there were no drugs and the patient gave me his ATM Card to withdraw MK 20, 000.00 to buy medical drugs for the wounds and the receipt at the… Read more »

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