A Palapye woman has been charged with unlawful wounding after scalding her maid’s 4-year old daughter with boiling water following a fight with the Zimbabwean woman.
The whole drama, it is alleged, started when the toddler spilled some yoghurt on the floor and angered her mother’s boss.
In a fit of rage, the 34-year old Maungo Mothobi is said to have then asked for a mop to clean the floor, but the young girl’s mother, Merenia Lambiteni, 37, insisted that she would do the cleaning.
According to Lambiteni, Mothobi then took the mop and hit her on the mouth and she decided to fight back. “She broke my tooth with the mop and I got angry and beat her up. She went into the kitchen and took boiling water which she splashed on my daughter,” Lambiteni said.
The badly burnt young girl was admitted at Palapye Primary hospital while Mothobi was arrested by the police.