A 34-year-old woman, Teresa Njirankhondo has been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour by a court in Mchinji district for assaulting her ex-husband.
Mchinji First grade magistrate court slapped Njirankhondo with jail term on Friday (September 23rd) for brutally assaulting Brighton Sosten using acid following a heated spat.
Njirankhondo and Sosten divorced each this year other after almost 14 years in marriage, and have five children.
According to information presented in court, Sosten has been accusing his wife of having extra marital affairs.
And on 12th September, 2016 Njirankhondo commandeered a bicycle and other household items from Sosten a development which ended up into a spat.
During the fight, Njirankhondo is said to have hit Sosten on the back with a hammer before splashing acid on his face.
Sosten, according to a medical report tendered in court, sustained a deep cut in the head, bruises on his back and suffered corneal burns on the face.
First Grade Magistrate, Rodwell Major Phiri convicted Njirankhondo despite pleading not guilty to the charge of Acts Intended to cause Grievous Harm which is contrary to Section 235 of the Penal Code.
Magistrate Phiri said Njirankhondo deserved a penal sentence considering that incidents of gander based violence are on the increase.
Njirankhondo hails from Mikonga II, T/A Zulu in Mchinji.