Man attacks wife with acid over divorce

2012-10-05 13:02

Johannesburg - A man from Jabulani, Soweto, allegedly poured acid over his wife when he heard she was about to divorce him, Gauteng police said on Friday.

"After realising his wife was about to divorce him, he allegedly went to her house and poured acid on the woman's head," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

She suffered severe burns during Thursday night's attack. Her relatives reported the crime to the police.

The 44-year-old man would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of attempted murder.

  • Bongani Shibambu - 2012-10-05 13:16

    sick bastard

  • Donne.3 - 2012-10-05 13:16

    WTF is wrong with people these days? What a disgrace to call myself a human being?!

      slawek.puk - 2012-10-05 13:36

      What i have noticed is that the people in the townships use acid as punishment, where do they get those horrible acts. is it a norm in the townships? Or am i missing something.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-10-05 14:33

      Agreed Donne - received something on FB today that made me want to vomit ~ a poor white tiger (highly endangered species by the way) that was trussed up in a cage with SUB "humans" standing around ogling and smiling! I am so angry and sad at the same time!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-06 06:02

      Slawek, YES, you are missing something; FACTS!! NO, this is not the norm in townships!! I happen to know a man, whose partner through acid in his face 20 years ago.... and since than has been blind !! Ohh, btw, he is White !!

  • slawek.puk - 2012-10-05 13:20

    Looks like the people like to pour acid around. you read a lot of acid pouring stories.

  • deon.meiring - 2012-10-05 13:21


      mukosit - 2012-10-05 17:46

      May be it should read: woman attacks husband with acid over divorce. That may be would sound good.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-05 13:25

    Dip a part of him in acid everyday, let him suffer. WTF is wrong with him??

      jody.beggs - 2012-10-05 13:42

      Give her a water gun with acid every day , let her get revenge on the bastard ...

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-05 13:25

    is it just me or is the world outside the window getting crazier by the day ?

      smaelane - 2012-10-05 14:02

      Wait... I took a look... Nah - nothing but the usual crazy out there!!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-05 14:43

      It's not just you. Even more scary are the retarded who don't/won't come to realise we live in a world gone mad.

  • nikondaniel - 2012-10-05 13:29

    Sick barbarian

  • pmalungana - 2012-10-05 13:34

    He is so evil.Send him to the cementery

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-10-05 13:41

    Sounds like she has a very good reason for divorcing him ..

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-10-05 13:43

    She pissed him of good! Moer!

  • Stanley - 2012-10-05 13:48

    We are living in the day SODOM

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  • vlammie.pilot - 2012-10-05 14:06

    Please dont tell me it was a white guy...(because it wasnt!!!)

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-05 14:45

      Ooohh now you're in trouble. You know you're not allowed to say it like it is. Tell me, is it Vlamg&t as in the right stuff?

      linda.mampa - 2012-10-05 16:19

      Geeez....sum1 is in terrble pain, all u cn thnk abot is dat...hw cruel en heartlss of u.

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-05 23:20

      @Vlammie: soooooooooooooo f**k*N irrelevant and thoughtless, not everything z bout race u knw!

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-06 00:37

      WhyTF bring pigmetation into this?What is wrong with you?

      angela.monaghansandells - 2012-10-06 12:58

      Wow! You think that someone has to be a specific colour to be capable of this? Anyone can be a lunatic. Drink and drugs may have played a part. People who do things like this are beyond help and need to be locked up. My advice to any women who live with someone who is so controlling, get help, do whatever you have to, but get out and get away. You will never regret it.

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-10-07 01:34

      Altogether now: dude, you have INTERNET ACCESS: google some atrocities and criminals, and check the colours: NY Kitty Genovese. UK Myra Hindley, Wales this week, April Jones. Et flippen cetera.

      phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-16 09:40

      Vlammie u should be called vlermuis, uso sick!!!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-10-05 14:06

    Crazy thoughts!! Just part while all alive!!! Taking the Law in your own hands is at least unacceptable by all standards!!

  • Terry Charl Marks - 2012-10-05 14:09

    welcome to AFRICA

      beki.khumalo - 2012-10-05 14:46

      Oh please man! As if this type of thing only happens in Africa??? Just this past weekend a South African was shot dead by his exwife in Bangkok.

      kkmonakali - 2012-10-05 15:37

      WTF are you still doing in AFRIKA? A chef cooked his wife in America, n he was not Afrikan

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-10-05 16:47

      Ds Terry dude or girl comes across as an old bitter person, n very shortsighted!!! What has Africa to do with a man burning his wife? I live in Korea n the natives of ds land do even crazier stuff n nobody talks about these they conceal stuff . So leave Africa out of it, it's not unique to Africa... We not condoning the action, but to say Welcome to Africa coz of some psycho shows how narrow minded u are. Are u even African??

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-06 00:39

      If you feel like this over Africa, then!

      eagarcia3 - 2012-10-06 17:53

      Not a South African exclusive, unfortunately. There have been some cases of women attacked with acid in my country, Colombia. That´s usually a symptom of a sick society, with no respect for those incredible beings. Sucks ass.

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-10-07 01:26

      Terry: meet internet. Internet, show Terry news from around the world. And

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-10-07 01:28

      Mtshezi: out of curiosity: am I African?

      phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-16 09:44

      Dont you have better comment oyher than "Africa" I have noticed this is your only comment

  • Terry Charl Marks - 2012-10-05 14:10

    when you want to live in africa a person must have hair on your teeth

      Willie - 2012-10-05 16:20

      @ Terry Charl Marks please explain your theory it is interesting

  • rufus.manyama - 2012-10-05 14:16

    Stupid and dunder head,dronk toe!

  • mshini.chaane - 2012-10-05 14:18

    I give up

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-10-05 14:49

    Who keeps acid at the house and for what? Sick dog!

      mya.bee.39 - 2012-10-05 14:59

      probably draincleaning acid or something of the sort..... Im sure the story has many missing details, like what sort of acid, how she will be disfigured for life etc.... This man is a beast, no wonder she finally got the courage to get a divorce.

  • colleen.baranov - 2012-10-05 14:58

    Yes that's bound to make her change her mind. . .

  • judith.taylor.56 - 2012-10-05 15:11

    After the release of the absolutely harrowing Soul City report on men's attitudes towards women and why they feel free to rape them - this report comes as no surprise. Women are treated appallingly in patriarchal states like ours

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-05 16:01

    My gosh, why are the men in this coutry so violent? There are violent women out there too, but geeze some men are out of control!

      johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-05 16:30

      Why are men? That is a very, very big jump. That includes all men. Please see how many men condemned the action on this page.

      Judy Gumede - 2012-10-05 17:11

      he's not proper man he depended on this woman.

      timothy.mbele.3 - 2012-10-05 19:00

      Let's not make this a gender issue. There are women who comits similar acts. Remember the nurse who injected her husband's child with HIV blood? I am a man I never think of doing something like that. People must carefully select who they associate with. If you like rough people they will be rough. Choose your friends and boy/girlfriends carefully and take care.

      alaina.erasmus - 2012-10-06 08:48

      Johann and Timothy, did you not read that Happyness says \some men\ and mentions that there are violent women too? In a way it is a gender issue, but there are scary violent women too.

  • Connie Ntshinga Umeghalu - 2012-10-05 16:36

    if feel sorry for the wife..

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-10-05 16:47

    and this person he once loved, wonder if it was love or just obsession. selfish that's what it is, he will go to jail and come back and move on with his life while the lady will be scarred for life. scary stuff, out of words to describe this.

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-05 17:13

    No wonder she wanted a divorce. I hope she makes a speedy recovery - Kathy

  • tabisa.ndamase.7 - 2012-10-06 01:05

    Oh my God

  • patrickchina.ngene - 2012-10-06 06:08

    I feel so sorry for that poor man . I know life is so unkind for some other guys around here in SA . We talk about women s rights and children s rights , but there is no men s rights, why ??? This shows that ,in 10 yrs to come ,this SA will be ruled by woman as a president of this country... .... 'Shame South Africa my country , South Africa my Home ,South Africa my Land !

      cheridyn.douglas - 2012-10-06 08:09

      U have a really twisted view of reality if u feel sorry for a man who would pour his own wife with acid because he heard she 'MAY' be divorcing him? Maybe our country needs to be run by a woman because last I heard, our country is being run by a man who doesn't care about anything but himself and our country is going to the dogs.

      nancy.navas3 - 2012-11-16 10:09

      you are a stupid sob

  • tiggy.mabis - 2012-10-06 08:00

    Men do as they like and women are nothing but when they have to face music,they feel and act like cowards.Be strong woman get well and live your life without this bullly

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  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-10-06 14:34

    A tyre on his neck,petrol on his body, do i need to go further

  • kabelo.ramohlola - 2012-10-06 15:27

    i feel pity for the woman.the man must be send straight to jail for life sentence if you fail to do what MOSES said on bible:'eye for an eye'.From experience acid concentrated sulphuric acid has once split on my lab coat in lab and in less than minute my lab coat started burning and fortunately i was near water.The man must be poured wiyh acid too

  • eagarcia3 - 2012-10-06 17:54

    Anyone willing to hurt a lady in a horrible way like that, or other atrocities like rape, doesn't deserve to be called a man. It's just a savage.

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-10-06 19:05

    If u r man and u know u have a short fuse! Rather appoint an intermediary to deal with ur estranged wife! If feel for the woman though, cos they should have dealt with this issue in a noble way! Divorce is not a good thing and more often the guilty party acts out like this! My concern is for the kids, what a complicated situation! Let us as men learn to deal with stress in a good way violence has never been a solution! U lose nothing by talking, my heart bleeds for the poor woman (and the man)! This man should have found another woman to make him happy! My appeal to all men, never underestimate the power ur woman posseses! Take care of them, love them, cherish them and if they don't want to be loved by u, find someone to love! Let the love of God and His glory fill all men so that they can love their women in a proper way! Enjoy them, appreciate them, call them nice names, they are God's gift to us!

  • tshiamoyaone.sereko - 2013-01-17 08:46


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