Man arrested for burning wife with iron

2014-09-16 15:30

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in central Johannesburg for allegedly burning his wife with a hot iron during an argument, police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the man arrived home on Monday night and started hitting his 30-year-old wife with his fists.

During the argument he plugged in a clothes iron and when it was hot, he burned her with the appliance.

He did this in the presence of their 8-year-old son.

The attack took place at their residence at the Central Fire Station on the corner of Kruis and Fredericks streets in the city.

He was not a fireman but worked at the station, said Mbele.

His wife was treated for burn wounds on the scene and he was taken to Johannesburg Central police cells.

He would be charged with assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm.

The boy was not physically harmed.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  domestic violence

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.