Kaliati fury over Malawi SDA Pastor arrested for sexual assault

Malawi Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has vowed to take to task a Seventh Day Adventist Executive Secretary for Central Region Conference, Harrison Juwa, 50, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old niece.

Minister of GenderHon.Patricia Kaliati and the National Child Protection OfficerInspector Alexander Ngwala speaks during the Press briefing - Pic by Stanley Makuti

Minister of GenderHon.Patricia Kaliati and the National Child Protection OfficerInspector Alexander Ngwala speaks during the Press briefing – Pic by Stanley Makuti

During a newsconference in Lilongwe, the Minister responsible Patricia Kaliati expressed concerned over the pastor’s conduct which she described as barbaric and disgusting.

“I am deeply shocked to learn that a pastor has been defiling his late brother’s daughter since 2011. As a ministry we are going to ask the court and the police not grant the suspect bail,” she said, adding, “we have the legislation Act with us that the maximum penalty for the offense committed is 14 years in jail.”

Kaliati further noted the suspect impregnated the girl and has a two months old baby.

“The sad news is that the mother knew about this and kept it a secret, this is bad and we are taking an action against the parent for others to learn a lesson,” the minister explained.

Meanwhile, Juwa is under police custody at Lilongwe Police Station.

National Child Protection Officer in the Malawi Police Service Inspector Alex Ngwala, confirmed the arrest of Juwa.

Ngwala said the child was being taken care of the suspect after the demise of her father. Since 2011 Juwa has been defiling the girl at the expense of being responsible for her welfare at home.

“The case is in the court and we cannot say much on it,” Ngwala explained.

He said the suspect was staying in Area 25 in the City of Lilongwe, he hails from Mkutumula 2, in Ntcheu.

It is believed that the girl was in standard seven at Kalambo Primary School in Lilongwe before she got pregnant.

She said in a related development, a disabled (albinos) girl was abducted for K3 million by a business person in Machinga early this month.

“I would like to inform the nation that my ministry is now geared to conduct a legislation week organised to purposely hunt and arrest people involved in rape and defilement cases,” said Kaliati.

The minister has since appealed to the public to be alert and report each time cases such as rape and defilement take place in their neighborhoods.

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Mphongo
Guest

Tsiku la chiweruzo Mulungu sadzasonkhanitsa anthu mogwirizana ndi mpingo wawo. Don’t waste your time castigating other denominations. Welamukani chifukwa nthawi yatha

Ajuju
Guest

This is what we call investigative judgement. God has revealed the secret. If its a true story he must stay out of the church of God this chutes is not his.

zion
Guest

He has been granted bail.

mbewa
Guest

So am told akachimwa ayenra kubatizidwanso. Can you please arrange ubatizo wina abusa amenewa before he gets convicted.

Obsever
Guest

God is in the business of sieving His church! To remove the Leodicians!

Kanyimbi
Guest

Mulungu ndi wa mkulu. Mumagwetsa anthu mtchalitchi oti machimo awo analapa kale. Lero Mulungu wayankha. Chinyawu chawonetsa mwendo.

Liberal Christian
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This is incest and should be condemned in strongest terms possible. Stories that SDA President Pastor Kuyama sent staff to apply for bail of Juwa is only but regrettable. As a church leader Kuyama should be condemning this though Juwa is related to him through marriage. What more is happening in this church? Kuyama should know that this is a test of his leadership and should not attempt to please the accused but save the face of the church that has been damaged. No wonder there are numerous stories in this church of adultery that go un punished, and you… Read more »
Mndondo
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“Forgive us our tresspasses….” All of us (laity, pastors, bishops, politicians) are individually accountable in God’s judgment. God’s Ten Commandment law is the basis of His judgment. This law prohibits committing adultery in as much as it commands Sabbath keeping. The gospel message calls us at individual and personal level to examine our actions against this mirror of God’s law and seek for forgiveness and cleansing in Christ Jesus. This is God’s redemptive formula for fallen mankind. As we comment on this issue, let us bear in mind that this is our greatest individual responsibility for our salvation for sin,… Read more »
nangozo
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uwu nde mpesa omwe ndimaudziwa ine, palibe nzibambo wa mpingo uwu yemwe alibe chibwenzi. kodi mukamaswera ku mpesa saturday mmapatsanako chani? mmakanika kuugwila mtima ndi abusa omwe . buladi fokolo

Dandrax jere
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Wanyazisa mbiri ya SDA church nde akuyenera alangidwe pastor ameney

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