A Siavonga man has been sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labour for assault.
Before magistrate Victoria Chitulangoma was Wisdom Phiri of New Site and Service who was charged with a count of assault contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared in court.
It was alleged that Phiri on June 18, 2012 assaulted Sineya Makumbiro during a fight.
In mitigation, Phiri asked the court to forgive him saying he was married with four children who would suffer if imprisoned.
But magistrate Chitulangoma jailed Phiri to deter other would be offenders.