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After burning her child’s feet with a hot iron, the mother is sentenced to 16 months in prison.

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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, hitting him all over the body with a rubber whip under the guise of disciplining him for undisclosed conduct.

Chipo Tigere was initially jailed for 24 months 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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