Malawi man gets 12 years in jail for sex assault on girl, 3

A 38 year-old Henry Mbewe of Pelenje village, Traditional Authority Nkalo in Chiladzulu district has been handed 12 years in jail for defiling a 3-year-old girl by a First Grade Magistrate court in Karonga.

Girl sexually abused

Girl sexually abused

Mbewe was found guilty of committing the offence with the minor , who is his step daughter in Malema village in the district.

The mother of the child told the court that the incident happened in December 2014 when she went out to her usual business in the district’s main market.

“It was on 23 December 2014 in the evening when I left my daughter with her step father as I went to the market to sell tomato as usual, upon coming back around 7 PM I found the child crying while bleeding in her private parts alone,” said Gondwe.

Adding that “the thing was very strange to me I then took the child to the police officer the same night who helped me to look for the father and they find him the following day boarding a minibus going to Mzuzu.”

District Police prosecutor Tamala Banda asked the court to give stiff punishment claiming that cases of defilement are very high.

“Cases of defilement are very rampant here in Karonga and with this case the medical report clearly confirmed that the child has been defiled an indication that the man has ruined the future of the young girl as such the court should give him a stiff punishment so that other people can get a lesson,” said Banda.

During mitigation the accused pleaded for leniency.

He confessed to court that “what happened was not intentional but devil’s work because I have never done that before and on top of that my family depend on me for survival so you have to be lenient with me.”

“I have regretted my action From today onward, I promise to turn a new leaf,” he said. –

However, the District First Magistrate Chakaka Nyirenda observed that cases of defilement are on the increase.

“Almost every month we are having cases of defilement in Karonga as such the accused will save 12 years imprisonment with hard labour as a detterent to others,” said Nyirenda.

 

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25 thoughts on “Malawi man gets 12 years in jail for sex assault on girl, 3”

  1. Proff. Ngangabulawayo says:

    Amayi inu, malonda ogulitsa madzulo mpaka usiku, inu mumati amunanuwo achinda ndani? mwadyetsa mwanatu, chitsiru mayi iwe.

  2. ndadabwa says:

    azimai a chimalawi. mwana wa zaka zitatu mwakwatiwa kale. kukonda kugonedwa mwapwetetsa mwana. musiye utsiru azimai a chimalawi

  3. MELINDA says:

    si azibambo okha,komanso ukalemba wa ntchito wa kwa mlakho pakhomo,siziyenda amakufunsa kaye ngati uli ndi mkazi.ngati ulibe amavomera dala akudziwa kuti tsiku lina adzafuna kunyowetsedwa kapena kupisidwa ndi cholinga choti iwe ukachoka nyumba izikhala ngati yake komanso ulephere kunchotsa akalakwitsa.
    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  4. nyachisambi says:

    Wakupha nzake aphedwe basi

  5. Gimbogo says:

    Alomwe a DPP amenewo gondolosi wa ku Mulakho watotetsa

  6. Daniel Phiri says:

    Being gay 14 years
    Raping a hopeless toddler 12 years
    No wonder Malawi is the poorest country in the world. Priorities are upside down and nothing makes sense!

  7. Abiti Sipoko says:

    Anthu enawatu umakhala ufiti mapemphapempha mwa asing’angamu.

  8. Boswell says:

    Devil’s work

  9. MBC says:

    Bwanji tiyambe castration for any defilement for minors? This is inhuman and some get lenient judgements.

  10. K banda says:

    Zakazo zachepa akakhala moyo wakeonse

  11. Amagwirira si alomwe okha.Panyopako

  12. Pita akakunyenge amzako ku ndende.U must b vry stupit

  13. PAPAYA says:

    life in prison without parole that sex monster

  14. kodi ma hule onsewa sakuwawona,mpaka kugwirira,life in jail basi.

  15. mbwaxe says:

    Alomwe pliz give us a break ya!!! Kuba no one ufiti no one uhule no one kugwirila no one!!! Zonse zoipa no one!!! Ya pathako panu

  16. nat turner says:

    Nanunso azimayi makwatiwa kwatiwa munthu uli ndi ana umazipangira business wekha ukatengana ndi munthu wa uko kutali ku CZ I doubt ngati unali ndi nthawi yomudziwa khalidwe…mumafuna chani kwenikweni? Sometimes kudekha ndi kwabwino taona munazitengera chilombo panyumba pano chaononga moyo wa mwana wanu!

  17. God is waiting for you

  18. fkr says:

    jail will not help, if you really really want to stop the rape of minors then cut off the penis of the guilty.This will seriously stop this crime. jail is costing tax payers too much

  19. wanda says:

    Chonde oweruza milandu yogwirila mverani: a Malawi onse akuti milandu yotere chilango chake chikhale life imprisonment or death sentence, no more no less. Period. Mukuwapatsa zaka zochepa bwanji? Ndi zilombo anthu amenewa osafunika pa mudzi. Mai Kaliati simukutithandiza mokwanira kuteteza ana akazi. Wake up and do more.

  20. Kungoti you’re 38. Otherwise amathanyula akanachita nawe ku thako ku ndendeko

  21. Swiswiri Mbewa says:

    Too many loose women around who are desperate for a man. Why go for toddlers? Silly men!

  22. Chemtukanika says:

    I thimk the courts give simple punishment on these cases.That’s why there is an inrease on the same as the offenders learn nothing. There is need to give tougher punishments such as castration or mutilation.What these people are doing is total killing.

  23. Hoitty says:

    mpaka mwana wa 3yrs? bowo lake liti? Even mkamwa mwake singakwane. Ufiti basi azibambo. Chonsecho akazi awo alipo

  24. look these idiots needs death sentences,@ the age of 13 years hw do u think this innoncent girl will grow mentally??

  25. Mie says:

    Ufiti azibambo inu God wl punish u….

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