Gwaladi out on bail: Malawi singer faces sex assault rap

Popular street-performer, Joe Gwaladi has been granted bail after spending a week in police custody for allegedly sexually assulting a 14-year-old girl in Phalombe last month.

Gwaladi: On bail

Gwaladi: On bail

Phalombe First Grade Magistrates granted the musician bail following convincing plea by his lawyer, Chancy Gondwe.

Gwaladi was arrested on 27 May,2015 and the court last week refused to grant bail to the Ndikanaziwa and Tumbocid hits maker.

First Grade Magistrate, Damson Banda on Friday ordered Gwaladi to pay a bail bond of K100,500 cash and provide two surities bonded atK150,500 each (not cash).

The court has also ordered the controversial musician who pleaded not guilty to the charge to surrender his traveling documents and to be reporting to police every Tuesday morning.

The case resumes on Jully 2, 2015 when police are expected to parade witnesses to testify against Gwaladi who has been charged with Defilement under Section 138 (1) of the Penal Code.

According to a medical report, the girl’s private parts were swollen suggesting that something happened to her.

According to Phalombe police, Gwaladi defiled the girl (name withheld) who happens to be a friend to
one of his three wives, 19-year old Patricia Gwaladi.

On the day of alleged incident, the girl is said to have visited Gwaladi’s home where she slept over.

At night the singer went to the room where the girl  was sleeping and forced himself on her before threatening her not to
reveal the incident to anyone.

However, the girl revealed the incident to her mother who immediatelytook her to Phalombe Hospital for medical examination.

Gwaladi is said to have bribed the mother with K6,000 to conceal the issue from authorities, but police acting on a tip-off arrested him.

He hails from Magaleta Village, T/A Nkanda in Mulanje.

Gwaladi, who has been playing music using home-made instruments since childhood, rose to fame in 2005 with his hit song Khoswe Wandilaura and has been a phenomenal ever since .

His music is characterized by powerful lyrics effortlessly combined with traditional and more modern, urban sounds. Gwaladi talks about AIDS, poverty and many other social issues affecting Malawians.

Joe Gwaladi is famous for songs like Ndinafa Bulu, Nkhope Ya Chilembwe, and Zakanika.

He once revealed to have formed a band called “Kupata Kwa Ana”

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42 thoughts on “Gwaladi out on bail: Malawi singer faces sex assault rap”

  1. amfana says:

    Mwanayu ndichibwenzi chake kungoti tsikulo sadamupase dola.mutayeni akakwerenso wadzaka 10.

  2. nazimbiri says:

    isaaa!uchitsiru kumachita kuyaluka nawo choncho,ngati ndinu nokha anatokupatsani nthumbwana(maliseche) mkabudura ogonera ana aanthu,katofota kameneko mukayamba kudwala,simumatopita ku kch mukaone anzanu momwe atovutitsira achibale ndi matenda amgonagona.imfa ya munthu ochimwa Mulungu samatosangalala nayo.alomwee alomweeeeee!mapwiya makaka

  3. Said says:

    Kodi nkaziyo amakataniko kuchipinda cha gwaladi. Khaniyo kumayiona bwino akuluakulu pls. Zogwilizana basi. Tangomuchajani gwaladi akapitilize luso lake loyimba kkkkkkk ati gwaladi ndiokongola dziko lose kkkkkkk uziona wakula watha. Cape town

  4. Sulaimana amali says:

    Anyway tiona mmene zitathere

  5. TEMACO INVESTMENT says:

    Koma anzathu a chewa mpaka akazi atatu munthu adakali mnyamata? Bola ife atumbuka tikumalera.

  6. FELIX AP BANDA says:

    AYII ABALE AMAPANGA CHOOCHO?MAUDI AMALENGA MAN.LEROTU NDIIZOO WAZIMENYA DABOOKIKI.

  7. Tchinga Chisoni says:

    Akuimbilani nyimbo muona

  8. Pajogama says:

    May God be with Gwaladi.

  9. Chemtukanika says:

    ‘Ndikanadziwa sindikanapanga ee!Ndikanadziwa ndikuti sindikanachita ee!Lero ndagona mchitolokosi inee!Ena akuti ndi bodza,ena akuti ndi zoona!A khoti ndiwo adzagamule yee!………

  10. Olobodoka says:

    Amkulu amalangizo wa asaaaa zimati iwo kupeleka malangizo abwino awa ntchito zapakamwa pawo zawachitira umboni ndikanadziwe eeeee sindikanapanga aaaaa nyimbo yake imeneyo kikikikikikikikiki……..

  11. johanes hastings swira says:

    Mkaziyo alindi vuto nanga bwanji sadakuwe pamene amanyengedwa zidali zopangana but kungoti mkaziyo amaona ngati watenga mimba kapena matenda shame on you Gwaladi

  12. akhwinda says:

    gwaladi akayezese basi otherwise akhoza kuti he has infected her ndi matendawa

  13. Mlakho says:

    Alomwe uhule basi. Akazi atatu wekha? Isaaa! akagwire ukaidi basi.

  14. Lutundu Wa Lutundu says:

    Womuna

  15. Shaff jr says:

    Gwaladi kkk madala(anili ex wake ku nkawa primary school)..samamva bwino akamamuwona mzakeyo alindi gwaladi thats all what i know since then..my celeblity of all the tym.mo info…

  16. Jackson mzoza says:

    Vuto ndikhoswe wakulawula Joe, sorry Mulungu akhale kumbali yako

  17. Chiccu man says:

    Mkazio ndi hule ndipo zinali zopangana sanakagone kwao bwanji

  18. Wizy says:

    Aaa man angotimanga Mmasamba,zidali zopangana bt chifukwa sadawalipire mpaka kumuyalusa chonchi!!! Zaboza zimenezi shame on Dem.

  19. iweni chintokoma zolowere says:

    He Needs Prayers

  20. Atatu mpaka nthaw yomwei?

  21. Namisako. says:

    iiiiiii, nanunso a Gwaladi,akazi atatu kuchepa? Ameneyo alanakhala wa nambala folo zangovuta kuti zaululika msangaklllkkkklk

  22. Great says:

    prayer needed for these pple

  23. Gwaladi says:

    Muxamumva akatuluka kuneneko!

  24. Honest says:

    Ati swollen private parts! Kkkkkkk

  25. Well spoken says:

    Cn somebody pls tell me which lawyer C.Gondwe is dis? Is he de sameone I used to knw him as a soccer player or someone else?

  26. chemwali says:

    General Kanene waku Malawi. Nthawi zambiri zomwe munthu umayimba kwambiri umapanga zomwezo. Akuluwatu kukonda akazi kwambiri. Nkani nyimbo zawo nzakumabala basi.

  27. Giffdeny says:

    Ooh shame to Gwaladi, be satisfied with what u have Mr Gwaladi

  28. Rich nduna says:

    Tamulekeni inu..tsikana wa dzaka 14 sangakhale wokoza panseu..ndiwamkulu ameneyo..kkk

  29. hon says:

    Gwaladi Ali ndi passport? Kkkk Gwaladi ndi Gwaladi

  30. king kunta says:

    @ atcheya…u need travel documents when going to federal north these days mwina ma documents ake ndi amenewo

  31. Nyoni-nyoni says:

    Koma medical report limenero litithandiza? He will walk a free man. Nanga kutupa basi,kaya!

  32. Mbobasaulos says:

    Gwaladi must release Another Song for Crying about Jail

  33. NYAU says:

    Apa Ndiye Pavumbwa Ma Album….. Atifotokozera Yekha Ameneyi.

  34. Chikuni says:

    Gwaladi is famous for what he hasnt done,now let him just marry the lady.Mwamutchukisa kale.

  35. Shushe says:

    The medical report is not objective. Gwaladi gonna win this. My legal opinion.

  36. Bazooka says:

    Swollen private parts as evidence kkkkkkk are the police going to show pictures?

    1. kadamanja says:

      kkkkkkkk lkkkkkkkiest

  37. NYAKWAWA says:

    Travelling documents……………………………….

  38. James says:

    Gwaladi galu wamunthu pake niti nyifwa why he was falsing small girl to slept with her. he must pay more more money

  39. Malipeya says:

    When courts in Malawi are demanding for one to surrender travel documents, they should look at the calibre of the person. Otherwise it becomes like an insult. Who is meeting the cost of Chancy Gondwe. I feel pitty for this lawyer as he seem to have run out of legal knowledge. He has ended up representing clients in cases that he later run away. From a Child Trafficking case to defilement case. Lets wait to see him when he will be running away as well.

  40. Atcheya says:

    What ‘travel documents’ would Gwaladi possess to surrender them? Doubtful if he has any….

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