TWO boys aged five and three have allegedly been scalded on their palms by their mother for eating nshima which was not meant for them.
The incident comes barely a month after a 37-year-old mother of the neighbouring Serenje district burnt her 14-year-old daughter’s private parts with hot water for allegedly dating older men.
Abraham Kalale of Itala Township reported his wife Barbara Nambule, aged 19, to police for assaulting their two boys.
Central Province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi said yesterday in an interview that Nambula is detained at Mkushi Police Station, adding that the incident happened on Thursday around 19:00 hours.
Ms Kamukoshi said the victims were taken to Mkushi District Hospital for treatment and their condition is stable.
Zambia Daily Mail