Jilted man's murder plot backfires

Jilted man's murder plot backfires
Published: 30 June 2015 (817 Views)
An Epworth man Tinei Tsikirai (31) attempted to torch his sleeping ex-wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law in their house but he got burnt instead.

Tsikirai allegedly doused his former in-laws' house with petrol which, unbeknown to him, also splashed onto his clothes causing them to catch fire when he torched the house.

The jilted man is now battling for his life in hospital.

The incident happened last week.

Tsikirai was yesterday remanded on his hospital bed to July 13 by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

He is facing five counts of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and assault.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on June 26, Tsikirai had a misunderstanding with his ex-wife Nyarai Mwale.

He is said to have beaten her up and threatened to cause more harm to her.

The following day, Tsikirai went to his former in-laws' house at around 10pm. His ex-wife was sleeping in the same room with her mother Judith Tasi and brother when they heard footsteps coming from outside the house.

Tsikirai suddenly broke the bedroom window and doused the room with petrol.

He then set the room ablaze but he did not realise that  when he poured the petrol some of it spilled on his face and clothes and upon lighting the fire, his clothes also caught fire and he was seriously burnt.

- Herald

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