Chitsiko is reportedly nursing severe burns on his face and body at Kariba Hospital, Zimbabwe, after an altercation with his wife, Angela Chidare, Iharare states.
According to a source privy to the fracas, the two have been cohabiting for the past seven months before Chitsiko asked Angela’s three children to move out.
“The two had a heated argument on Saturday night after Chitsiko said he no longer wanted to look after Angela’s three children she had with another man.
“They recently moved in together and their marriage is barely seven months old. It was their agreement that the children would be taken care of by Chitsiko, who is now chasing them away.
“Angela was angry that her husband had a change of mind and in an act of fury, she poured hot water on him,” the source alleged.
Chitsiko could have suffered further damages if not for neighbours’ quick intervention.
“I was among the few who helped Chitsiko to get medical attention, we heard screams from their home and we rushed in, only to find him scalded by hot water,” added another source.
Angela is said to have fled the scene when she saw her neighbours approaching.
When the victim was contacted for comment, Chitsiko said he wanted Angela to face justice.
“I am in pain, my friend. I don’t know why my wife did this to me after all I have done for her and her children, considering that they are not mine.
“I can’t live with someone like this, it’s better she gets arrested,” he said.