A lady has been sentenced to 8 years in prison after she assaulted her own son to death for losing a pen at school.
Lydia Kahwema beat up her 13-year-old son after he returned home from school without a pen .
Kahwema begun beating up her son claiming to be disciplining him and teaching him responsibility. The mother hit his son against the walls several times.
The unnamed child was rushed to Marondera hospital where he was transferred to Harare Pararenyatwa where he was later on confirmed dead upon arrival.
Appearing before Mutare High Court Judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera facing charges of culpable homicide, Kahwema was sentenced to 8 years in jail after four years where suspended