Solwezi woman burns boyfriend as revenge for HIV infection

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A 24-YEAR-OLD woman of Solwezi has burnt her boyfriend aged 53 as punishment for infecting her with the HIV.

Evelyn Simwinga is said to have poured kerosene on her lover of two years Samuel Mumba before tossing a lit match stick on him.

Police found an empty two litre container, used match stick and a partially burnt door mat on the scene.

Mumba sustained multiple superficial burns on both shoulders and back part of the neck and is currently admitted at Solwezi General Hospital.

Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police, Hudson Namachila has confirmed the incident which he happened last night between 22:00 and 22: 30 hours at house number 12959 Mulomba Street in Kabitaka.

Namachila said Simwinga who is in police custody told police officers that her actions were meant as revenge on Mumba for infecting with HIV.

Last month, another man Sowlezi died after his jilted lover poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.

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