Malawi man, 47 gets 12 years jail term for sexual assault

The Blantyre Magistrates Court has sentenced to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) Timothy Theu for defiling a seven-year-old girl in Chilobwe Township last month.

Theu,  47 years old and hails from Usisya village T/A Mwasisya in Nkhotokota district was arrested on September 27th, 2014 and charged with defilement contrary to Section 138(1) of the Penal Code.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Victor Nachuma told the court earlier on that the accused defiled the girl in Chilobwe Township and was caught red-handed by the victim’s 10-year-old brother.

“On the day of the incidents, the victim together with her friends, were plucking guavas only to be called by the accused person who by then was on the veranda of his house. He dragged her into a bathroom where he forced himself on her,” Nachuma explained.

He added: “It was her brother, who was by then in the guava tree, who saw this happening such that he came down and went into the bathroom and caught them in the act. He finally reported the matter to his mother who later took the matter with Chilobwe police.”

Theu pleaded not guilty to the charge and was convicted after full trial as the police parading four witnesses.

Magistrate is First Grade Diana Mangwana sentenced Theu to 12 years IHL- with effect from the date of arrest- despite his plea for leniency, claiming that he is HIV positive and has family responsibilities.

Nachuma prayed for stiffer sentence on the grounds that the victim is only seven years old and that there were high possibilities that she might have been infected with HIV virus and other STIs.

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Brainfast Mpoto
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Amakhoti phulizi mabwana tagwira mwendo yanu.tamamasulirani bwino malamulowo.ine yimeneyo nayina ngati rape case,ndiye 12yrs yachoka kuti mmalomwa life imprisonment?mthakuona difference ya 40yrs,unsounded mind.otsamayang’ana nkhope nyani kuphakwaketu.

Munnyabu
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Its my prayer tht this was his first evil act on this child with good medical treatment who knws there is stil hope tht she may be negative. Bt why, when u knw very wel tht u r HIV + why intetionaly infect innocent souls her? Suppose was ur child how would u feel? A malawi let us be civilised God is watching

kadamanja
Guest

Am shading tears, why???? Government should do something here on these MONSTERS. FUCK! Kaliat where are you?

godobaman
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mwanayotu koma wafika pandiwo ndithu ayenera kudyedwa ndithu 12 years kumakhala kuti mafuta akuwoneka ntuluseni munthuyo

Inu
Guest

Are you serious??? If you have nothing to comment why not just keep quiet. I cannot expect that you are of any value to Malawi or indeed the world. I wish there was a way to send guys like you to Mars

buthi
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Nanunso aMlomwe , mwanayotu ndi wa 7 yrs ndizomwe mukukamba apa zamavalidwe sizikugwilizana

Wezi
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Kodi abale, ana akaziwa tidziwaveka mapant azitsulo kodi? Nkumatenga makey wo?

innocent
Guest

just give him Death sentence bola

zumbwanga
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abale kukwimila bwanji? Panopa akazi ndi ambiri ofuna banja osapeza bwanji?fyn sukufuna ku kwatira mahule ali mbwee kutapa kutaya.

buhle mkwananzi
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bola 12 yo si za ma 6 zija abale, mwana wa mkazitu akuzunzika pa malawi pano!!!!!

Dry Cleaner
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koma oba ma millions a boma,umbonso ulipo okwanila ,misonkho ya anthu ambirimbiri,ndalama imeneyi ikanathandiza miyoyo yambiri zedi kuchipatala, akuti ayi koma 3 years.koma iyi panda umboni okwanila,mwinaso Theu to ndi openga,mukuti 12 years. ma judge athu koma ali ndi mizimu ????

cynk
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God forbide zoona kumachita kunena monyadira utatambasula mapwala akowo kuti uli HIV postive wapha mwana waeni. ukafere ku ndende konko, akazi kwatirani ndi mphongo ina

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