Mzimba mom 16, accused of killing baby arrested

Malawi Police in the northern district of Mzimba have arrested a 16 year old mother identified as Linda Shonga for allegedly killing her own baby boy by placing him in a pail full of water

Mzimba police publicist Constable Gabriel Chiona said Shonga is alleged to have killed the baby on Tuesday night at MBC location in the Ngoni stronghold of Mzimba district.

“She placed the 1 and half month baby boy in a pail full of water suffocating her in the process,”said Chiona

According to the police spokesperson Shonga says she decided to end the boys life because she was failing to support him as a single mother.

“She claims she was failing to support the baby, ” said Chiona.

The police say their investigations suggest Shonga was earning a living as a sex-worker hence the baby boy was being seen as a hinderance to her trade.

Linda Shonga who comes from Londowala Botha village in the area of Inkosi Mmbelwa will be taken to the court of laws to answer charges of infanticide which may land her in jail for fourteen years if found guilty.

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ndadabwa
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vichi manyi again?. eishi

Vehtekhu
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Asaaaaa…kkkk..Atumbuka mwachimva kukoma sopana chigololo mungokwatana plain sopano…kkkk

Msangaambe Phiri
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This is very sad hey,how can you kill a God given gift like that?

Mwana wapa Nthalire
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Had you known…… you could have not done it

Paul ziga Tembo
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Its very sad story as a human being disposed like food,please people who deals with Justice we want to see how important to be alive in this world why not to use condoms or other methods to hide pregnancy rather than to bring shame to world?Its my opinion that woman must see the same death so that she must feel how pain committee her baby.

mashanie
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Mwana wanyinu wakuchita kupempherela vyaka vyaka bwe iwe watinya

one malawi one people
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one malawi one people

that’s murder… .death sentence or life jail term, osanyengerera ana onunkha khalidwe ngati amenewa. akamachinditsa amaziona ngati mashasha…mukhaulitseni kuti ena a zaka 16 ngati iyeyu atengerepo phunziro….16 is sch age not bzy kukhanyulira mid ala ya dazi yomwe ikulephera kukwanilitsa ma bulldozer mumanyumba mwao nkumathamangira tiwana…mumukhaulitse ameneyu ena aphunzirepo phunziro…..shupiti!!

Denga
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anangondipasa ine mwanayo ndinakamulembera omusamalira mpaka eish kubeleka tili ana dats de result

chuzu wa chuzu (haraboy)
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chuzu wa chuzu (haraboy)

mwana kubeleka mwana mzake

mwana kupha mwana mzake

kkkkkkkkkkk lets see the justice of the matter

galu wa galu
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Amafuna kukhwimila. Or a boy is a liability up North. Ng,ombe ya malowolo alinje since it’s a boy. Lastly mental illness. Vimbuza mkati. Weheeeeeee!

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