Malawi  teacher jailed 18 years for sexually abusing teenage pupil: Lengthy jail ‘clearly necessary and proportionate’

Deputy head teacher at Chamalaza FP School in Nkhatabay District who had sex with a 14-year-old pupil  has been slapped with 18-year jail term by Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate Court.

Jailed for sex with teen pupil

Jailed for sex with teen pupil

The incident occurred in December 2014 at Chamalaza FP School in Nkhatabay where the girl was safe boarding.

State Prosecutor Lyson Kachikondo told the court on the  fateful day the girl was called by the convict into the house when she was coming from the bathroom .He had unconseting sex` with her and threatened to kill her if she could reveal this to anyone.

The victim remained quite until on 10 July 2014 when she felt serious pains and developed sores on her private part. She narrated the whole story to her mother.

When the matter was reported to Police, the girl was  referred to hospital where defilement was confirmed.

The court found him guilty and convict said nothing during mitigation.

In his ruling Chief Resident Magistrate Texas Masoaphambe said the courts should be vigilant in protecting a girl child by giving stiff punishment to offenders.

He said though the convict is a first offender what he did was dangerous and he has to be punished accordingly, saying the  lengthy jail ‘clearly necessary and proportionate’ .

The Magistrate said it was sad that the convict saw a woman in his pupil instead of looking for sizeable women out there.

The court said by giving her sexual transmitted infection the girl will live with the trauma for the rest of her life therefore serving a jail term of 18 years suits his character.

The convict Albert Zunda 49 years of age hails from Chitungulu village,T/A Katumbi in Rumphi.

 

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8 thoughts on “Malawi  teacher jailed 18 years for sexually abusing teenage pupil: Lengthy jail ‘clearly necessary and proportionate’”

  1. Charlie Hebdo says:

    Steal billions of tax payers money, thereby depriving sick and poor malawians medical care, consequently sending them to their early graves-5 years imprisonment. Sex with a consenting girl (consenting because she didn’t reveal till sores observed in her pubic area)-18 years! Malawian justice!! Very funny

  2. Mzala says:

    Please deliver the same kind of judgements to cashgaters

  3. Nabetha says:

    18 years with hard labour is a fair penalty koma tingoti pheee tiwone kuti uyu nurse waku Rwanda amuchita bwanji.

    Please Nyasa Times’ crew, follow this case closely of a male Rwandan nurse who raped a colleague at his house after giving her liquor that looked like fruit juice. Prosecutors, please prepare your case well so that there are no loop holes. I don’t see a reason why he decided to bring liquor to the victim’s house because there is no mention in his account that these two used to drink together before. After having some few drinks together, why and what was the intention of the accused to ask the victim to come with him to his house? It is clear that the accused man was aware that the effects of alcohol will influence his actions and he took advantage of that. Koma any way, tingoti phee tiwone

  4. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    If any man is insane enough to want to taste a minor; there are basic rules which he MUST observe.
    1. do not try to register any penetration; otherwise she will be injured.
    2. make sure you are clean of any STIs – coz any infection on the little one can’t be covered up.
    3. make sure the act will not result in pregnancy (use protection).
    4. make sure the minor will keep a secret, for long and forever.
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    However . . .
    . . . if you observe rules 1 and 3; you will quickly realise there is nothing you will achieve in the act.
    . . . you will have to be too stupid to just assume that you are always clean especially if you have a wife/wives or a girlfriend (s) with whom you share moments also.
    . . . you will have to be dumber than dumb to believe a kid can keep a secret.
    . . . et cetera, et cetera, et cetera . . .
    In short, its not possible to observe all these rules; thus the probability of being caught is almost equal to 1.
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    The most sensible thing any man can do therefore . . .
    . . . is to desist from participating or engaging in these evil and dirty pedophilic acts.
    The risk and the price are just too high for pleasure you cant even reconstruct in mind, later on; coz there is none.
    Remember . . .
    . . . “What can possibly go wrong; does go wrong.” – Murphy’s Law
    And . . .
    . . . “As we sin; so do we suffer.” – The High Septon (Game of Thrones).
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  5. Nabetha says:

    According to Mike Zyambo,the incident occurred in December, 2014 and the victim remained quite until 10 of July, 2014. Are you sure Mike that these are the details that the prosecution presented in court????? Be proud of your profession.

  6. Rev young man says:

    This sentence is fair…….anye ndithu bambowa……a man without concious…..mahule ali mbwe mtwn mu why not get one instead of a young primary xul kid?

  7. Nolimit says:

    OPEZEKA OLAKWA CHIFUKWA CHA CASHGATE ZAKA 5 WA DEFILEMENT ZAKA 18,WOKUPHA ALBINOS CHAKA NDI MIYEZI.KODI AMAKHOTI CHILUNGAMO MUMACHISATADI? KAPENA NDI MACORRUPTION OMWEWA?

    1. Dr Tambala says:

      Good point. The justice system in Malawi stinks

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