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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21 thoughts on “Malawi man, 47 gets 12 years jail term for sexual assault”

  1. 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.

  2. Munnyabu says:

    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

    1. kadamanja says:

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

  3. godobaman says:

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

    1. Inu says:

      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

  4. buthi says:

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

  5. Wezi says:

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

  6. innocent says:

    just give him Death sentence bola

  7. zumbwanga says:

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

  8. buhle mkwananzi says:

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

  9. Dry Cleaner says:

    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 ????

  10. cynk says:

    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

  11. nango says:

    Lord have mercy!!!!!!

  12. Chimbolo says:

    Basi kuchita kamwana ka zaka 7 iwe wa zaka 47? Uchitsiru weniweni.

  13. MLOMWE says:

    M’dziko muno mtchitidwe ogwilira ana ukunka ukukulirakulirabe kafukufuku wanga ndapeza kuti bvuto ndi anawa ndimnene akuvalira masiku ano.Tiyeni tilowe matownship athuwa makamaka Ndirande ndi Zingwangwa umupeza mwana wavala chachifupi myendo pantunda tangoganizani muli inu mungamve bwanji?.Ndipemphe uyu zimayiyu amutiiiiiiiii kaliyatiyu asamangolesa ana kuti asamapite mabridal shawa aziwauzanso zamabvalidwe

  14. Mtumiki Woyamba says:

    We need such sentences. Let that devil of a man rot in prison.

  15. oliraolira says:

    Apita kukafatu Awa taonani mwazilakwila nokha kupusa

  16. Mtumbuka says:

    You should have given this bafoon a cool 35yrs. Knowingly he is HIV positive and puts his dead hood into an inocent child!! Just castrate such thugs, they don’t deserve to live. Praying for the poor girl to miss the deadly dis-ease. Amen

  17. Wakiki says:

    I always wonder with the so called Courts. Where is justice here. Somebody steal millions of public funds at Capital Hill, gets 3 years, you still a cock they say 8yrs of hard labour. The man wanted just to relieve himself. We are not sure even if he reached according to his satisfaction level. The courts say 12 yrs. Where is justice Malawian Courts? God is the best Judge, take note

    1. Inu says:

      Would you say the same if your wife was raped or you girl child was raped? Why do some Malawian men think in this stupid way? A man is just trying to relieve himself, is that the best that come out of your mouth? I wonder waht sort of darkness is in your heart. Are you one of the people who is doing this in our townships? You need to be found out

  18. Chisyuli says:

    Chisilu ungamachinde mwana zoona?osangopta kumahule bwanj mo ova ur reactv

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