Zambian woman of Misisi Township, who hit her eight-year-old son in the genitals with an iron bar, has been sentenced to 5 years simple imprisonment.
Jessy Banda was facing one count of assault on a child, an offence attracting up to five years in jail. She pleaded guilty to assaulting her child.
After the charge was read, Banda admitted committing the offence and told a magistrate that she had no authority to harm the child.
Banda assaulted the child on December 26 last year, after he ate a piece of chicken.