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Mother sentenced to prison for burning eight-year-old son with hot iron

A 39-year-old woman was jailed for 16 months after she was convicted of burning her eight-year-old son with a hot iron under his feet before hitting him all over the body with a rubber whip under the guise of disciplining him for undisclosed conduct.

Chipo Tigere was sentenced to 24 months in prison when she appeared before magistrate Mrs Patricia Kamwanda charged with ill-treatment of a child.

Mrs Kamwanda set aside eight months of the sentence on condition that she does not commit a similar offence within the next five years.

Miss Belinda Chimuka, prosecuting, proved that Tigere had been mistreating her son between January and June this year.

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