THE Lusaka High Court has sentenced a 29-year-old woman to 12 months simple imprisonment for manslaughter after she strangled her newborn baby and dumped the body in a pit latrine. When the matter came up, Thursday, Evelyn Bwalya pleaded guilty to the offence of manslaughter. Facts in the matter are that on December 14, 2020, Bwalya, around midnight gave birth to a baby but afterward got a cloth, tied it around the baby’s neck and strangled her. She thereafter threw the body in a pit latrine. In the afternoon around...

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