A SHEBEEN queen from Bulawayo did the unthinkable when she reportedly scalded her client with hot water in a dispute over US$2 change.
Brilliant Hlomai (34) of Ntabazinduna flats in Mzilikazi suburb has since been arrested and appeared before Tredgold magistrate Ms Learnear Khumalo facing charges of assaulting Mr Kgomotso Nkosi (27), from the same area.
Hlomai was not asked to plead and will languish in remand prison for another week as she was remanded to 12 April as the court awaits a medical report on the extent of Mr Nkosi’s injuries, The Chronicle reports.
Appearing for the State, Mr Terrence Chakabuda told the court that Nkosi and Hlomai had a misunderstanding over US$2
“On Saturday around 7.20PM and at Ntabazinduna Flats, Hlomai had a misunderstanding with Nkosi who is her customer over US$2. The accused told the complainant that his change had been collected by his friend. This did not go down well with Mr Nkosi and resulted in a misunderstanding. The accused went inside her house and came out with a jug full of boiling water which she poured on the complainant’s upper left arm,” he said