Malawi court jails man six years for sodomy

A 32 year old man in Machinga has started serving a six year jail term after he was convicted for sodomising an 11 year old street child in Liwonde.

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Sodomised

Police prosecutor in Machinga Ezekiel Kalungo told Liwonde First Grade Magistrate Esther Phiri that Madalitso Simbwani, a piece worker at Liwonde, was caught red handed sexually abusing the boy last Thursday on Liwonde Township and people were alerted by loud cries of the boy.

When people went to a toilet where Simbwani was having illegal annal sex with the street boy, Kalungo said, they found Simbwani pants down, helping himself on the helpless little boy.

Kalungo said Simbwani attempted to run away upon seeing the crowd descending on him on that Thursday morning around 10 am but was caught and handed over to police.

He pleaded guilty to the offence in the court and Phiri immediately slapped him with the six year jail term, saying this was to deter others from engaging in the same offence in future.

Simbwani comes from Lenadi Village in Chief Sitola’s area, Machinga.

The development comes afterMalawi government has reaffirmed its decision to halt the arrest and prosecution of gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws.

Rights groups Human Rights Watch and the Centre for the Development of the People praised the Malawian government for upholding its 2012 commitment, after prosecutors dropped charges against a same-sex couple.

The rights groups said two men were detained by a neighbourhood watch team, who turned them over to police. The men were forced to undergo medical tests and charged with sodomy. This was the first arrest since 2009, when a gay couple was jailed and pardoned a year later.

Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu said no arrests or prosecutions must occur while the country reviews its laws.

However, he said this applies to consensual adults sex activity not sexual assaults.

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Abdul Sadie
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That’s sign of doom the world is coming to an end fulfilment of prophecies made God will punish you for satanic worship

George C Kasinika
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Anthu oipa amene mukulimbikitsa mcitidwe umeneu patsala kanthawi pang’ono Mulungu acita nanu.

Wokwiya
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Stupid the white people. AMALAWI nonse mukulimbikitsa zimenezi moyo wanu chimodzi modzi GALU pa chilomwe MWANAPWA mudzalangidwa ndithu

Busa Ku Mudzi
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Uchitsilu Wa Zungu Ndi Ma Ngo Akumalawi

sign of the times
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EE. Ma donors akuphunzitsa moyo wamakono. This is what mzungu calls freedom of sexuality. Sanamalize ma lesson awo. Kenako akuwuzani kuti its okay kugona ndi mbuzi ndi agalu omwe. Poti Kwao ndi zomwe amapanga. Mzungu ndi wo wononga chikhalidwe cha anthu a mitundu ya kuda. Either by Genocide, cultural destruction and religion. A malawi tinali bwino bwino koma lero ndithu ponyereraa pasanduka poika maliseche . Zowopsya. Matenda amene amabwera ndi homosexuality amalawi titha. Wakumva amve.
TIYENINAZONI
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I said this before. Soon they will rape our boys. They will force the age of consent to be lower. Just like ku United States. Homoesexuality might be normal to azungu but it is out of harmony. Even animals dont TAKE PENIS in the RECTUM . Mzungu ndi satana wo wononga . Amene akufuna asamuke apite ku land of mzungu and put his manhood in the rectum or colon of a boy . They will come to adopt ana ku africa so they can sodomize at leasure. The devil is ruling the earth. And the white man is his representatvie.… Read more »
Zodabwisa
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All this happenin becz of azungu , zoona kusiya pomwe mulungu anapanga kuti tizilowesapo kulowesa pamanyi,aaakaya tiwone komwe zithele amalawi, we r diluting our culture now.

Malipeya
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YOU FOOLISH DONORS AND NGOS DARE THIS ONE AND YOU WILL ALL PACK UP AND GO WITHIN 24 HOURS. WE ARE FADE UP WITH YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK HOW THIS MINOR CRIED WHEN HE WAS BEING FUCKED, TITHANA TSOPANO

Pias
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All these issue there is someone ,somewhere who is behind this mal practice but lets leave this gay issue and look forward what will help the Malawians.

Vithu Luhanga
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Forcefully means it was rape. The boy was crying, implying it was not consent.

Call it as it the boy was raped!
Therefore deserves rape charges.

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