Gladys Chauke was initially sentenced to a year in prison with the option of a R3000 fine, but judges Ronel Tolmay and Cynthia Pretorius lowered it to three months in prison or a fine of R1000, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The judges said the Limpopo magistrate who originally sentenced Chauke should have considered, as a mitigating factor, that it was a crime of passion.
“The assault itself was not of such a serious nature. The sentence induces a sense of shock…” said Tolmay.
The magistrate justified the sentence saying Chauke deserved it since she attacked a “very delicate, intricate part of the human anatomy”.
The assault happened at the husband’s girlfriend’s home.
Chauke, 27, allegedly locked herself and the two of them in a room. After the husband allegedly attacked her, she grabbed his testicles, hit him over the head with a wooden spoon and bit him.
He then reportedly jumped through a window and fled, “with blood steaming from his testicles”.