A 38-year-old woman in Malawi’s central district of Ntchisi is going to prison for up to 15 months for injuring her daughter’s private parts with boiling water.
The 14-year-old daughter Ndaziona Banda, a Standard Six pupil, received severe burns .
Police Constable Austin Daudi, prosecuting, said the incident happened on October 3 2011 at Chiwembe One Village, Traditional Authority Kalumo in the district when the girl arrived home late from school after knocking off at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and escorted a friend to her home.
Daudi told the court what when the daughter arrived home at about 7 pm, “her mother got furious with her and immediately took some hot water and poured it on her legs.”
The Ntchisi First Grade Magistrate’s Court found Margaret Faki Banda – of Chiwembe One Village, T/A Kalumo in the district – guilty of the offence on Tuesday.
Sentencing, magistrate Alex Kantiki disregarded her plea for leniency that she suffers from high blood pressure.
Prosecutor Daudi said he’s pleased with the sentence and happy the mother will go to prison and can no longer hurt her daughter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :