Dad who deserted 11 children for new wife arrested, says Malawi Police

A father of 11 children in Luwinga Township in northern Malawi who was working a security guard is under police custody after he allegedly abandoned the children to stay with a new wife in another location within the Mzuzu city.

Under arrest

Under arrest

Mzuzu Police deputy public relations officer Patrick Saulosi disclosed that Feston Simbeye was arrested Friday for allegedly deserting his children with nobody to take care of them.

The father has been a sole bread winner and a single parent after his wife left him after some marital problems, and two months ago he just left the home leaving the children with nothing.

“Upon noticing for two months that the father was not supporting the children, the suspect’s fifth daughter Myles Simbeye, 14, reported the matter to police.

“The children indicated in their report that they were lacking care and support from their father hence they decided to report the matter to police and we launched an investigation and arrested the suspect,” the police spokesperson said.

The children are currently living with their grandmother who is struggling to fend for them. The whereabouts of their mother are yet to be traced.

Simbeye, who is expected to answer a charge of deserting children which is contrary to Section 164 of the Penal Code hails from Kanyara village in traditional authority Mwenewenya in Chitipa district.

The offence attracts a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment with hard labour.

Recently, Child Justice Magistrate, Esmie Tembenu appealed to the police to consider prosecuting men who abandon the responsibility of child care.

According to the magistrate, sections 164 of the penal code says any parent or guardian who deserts a child below 16 years old shall be liable for five years imprisonment while section 165 says there is need to provide basic necessities to children.

However Tembenu said no one has been imprisoned on such grounds yet there are so many deserted children adding that if such fathers were to be charged and imprisoned others could learn from them.

A survey which Samaritan Trust carried out recently established that lack of parental care is the main reason why there are many children on the street.

Peer pressure, poverty, lack of basic needs and running away from abusive step parents among others are some of the reasons kids resort to going to live in the streets.–Additional reporting by Mana

 

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ZAKUNSI
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Mtumbuka iwe ana onsewo umati ndi achiyani? Umati ukadya kapena ukagulitsa? Iwe akunjate ndithu.

Ronnex
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Akamumanga ana adya chan?he just hav to b gven a punishment of oeeding the forbiden children

Dobadoba
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Apa ndiye a Court/Police amasuleni bambowa chifukwa anawa avutika kwambiri komanso agogo awo akhala m’mavuto kwambiri. Malinga ndi mwambo wachitumbuka wamalowolo ana amakhala ndimwamuna zikasokonekera. Nchifukwa chake mayiyo anachoka yekha kumapita komwe aliko. Ana amenewa ali kwa amayi awo a bambo awo.
Chofunika nkukhala pansi ndi bambowa kuwalangiza bwinobwino komanso kufufuza komwe mayi wa anawa ali chifukwa anawa ndi ambiri ofunika bambo ndi mayi awo kuwalelera pamodzi kuti akule bwino. Apa a Police/Court gwirani ntchito yanu bwinobwino muwathandize anthuwa mwaukadaulo wanu. Amasuleni ndithu bambowa.

meya
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Mwachita bwino. Koma zimenezi zizionedwa bwinobwino. Coz ana ambiri anayamba uhule, kuba etc chifukwa cha zinthu ngati zimenezi. ambiri atengerapo phunziro. Makamaka mmamidzimu entertainment yao ndi sex basi ndiye ananso amachuluka nkumasowa kuwasamala kwake. Bamboyu ndiwankhanza anao amuchulukira nanga kwa mkazi winayo safunanso kumubelekera. kp it up. For future generation.

Kwame
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Munkhanimu Amayiwa akuti anachoka chifukwa mabvuto a za mbanja nde kuti bambowa ndi ozunza. Ku mpoto ana ndi abambo chifukwa cha mwambo olowola nde mukakhala mavuto mubanja mkazi amamusiyila mwamuna ana kuti aziwasamala chifukwa mkazi amakakhala kwa mwamuna osati mwamuna kupita kukakhala chikamwini. Apa mwamuna amayeneleka kusova mavuto a mubanjamo kuti onse azisamalira limodzi ana. Mkazi anali pa mabvuto ndi abambowo anatopa nawo mabvutowo. Amamupanikiza kwambiri mkazi pomabeleka ana pafupi pafupi. Taganizani ana 11 nde mkaziyo amawopa kubeleka wa 12. Nde kuti bambowo amamukaniza mayiyo njira zolela nde mkazi anangoti ee pachepa malo ndingochoka kumusiyila anawo nanga si bambo ndi… Read more »
Kwame
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Iwe Ammatuwa za ugalu zomwe walembazi. If u hav nothing in your brain to say just shut up your big and ugly mouth. Si zonenana mitundu apa. Atumbuka ndi alomwe atani. Iwe mtundu wako ndi chiyani? Tinene kuti mchewa? Zopusa zimenezi. Zimatengela mtima wa munthu nyani iwe. Xenophia ku malawi kwathu konkuno. Ndiwe nkhumba yoyenda maso akuyang’ana pansi. Kodi a nyasa muziona ma coments owasiya pamenepa. Ma coments ofuna kugawanisa mtundu muziwachosa.

aheli moto
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thats very good , koma mutabwera u South nde ma cell azachepatu because most men there are so heartless with their children. makamaka in impoverished homes. amngonyamula bulangete lawo wautali kusiya ana kwa mkazi iwo kukalowa banja kwina

za manyazi azibambo otere

Emmatuwa
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Nyere atumbuka simunasiyane ndi Alomwe

khokhola
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Where is the mother here? Arrest her too. Who said the father alone shall be responsible for looking after the children? Do we have such law in Malawi?

Just discuss with the employer of this man to deduct half the salary every month and remit the same to the grandparent for feeding the children. If you force this man to reunite with his children , expect death of either the man himself or the daughter who reported to police. This man is bitter. Why did the wife run away?

Remember, people hang themselves once they realize that they are useless in society.

kangandiwamba
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