A Budiriro woman was reportedly scalded with hot cooking oil by her husband after an altercation over missing mobile phone.
The incident took place on Sunday morning when Shamiso Tsveture, 50, had a confrontation with her husband of more than 25 years, Edward Tsveture, 60.
The couple, who are blessed with four children, have been married since 1983 but the marriage is on the rocks.
Shamiso has also accused her husband of failing to protect her.
Contacted for comment, Edward said he is also worried about the condition of his wife.
“She has suicidal tendencies, I thought she wanted to kill herself.
“She once hit me with pots, she also burnt my belongings which came from South Africa.
“I was lucky because on the day in question, I was asleep, ndakafuga musoro negumbeze, so I thought she wanted to take mushonga, so during that moment, I then tried to get hold of the cup before she poured it on herself.
“Akazvidira ega and we were only two in the house.
“She saw some messages which I thought she wanted to kill herself.
“Hameno vanhu vakumufurira,”he said.