North Malawi registers 100 percent increase in sexual assaults – Police

Police in the North say they have registered a 100% increase in the number of defilement cases across the region in the first quarter of 2015.

Chapola :  Defilement on the increase

Chapola : Defilement on the increase

According to a consolidated first quarter police report, a total of 69 defilement cases have been recorded. The figure compares with 31 cases recorded during the same period last year (2014) in the region.

The report also reflects that Mzuzu alone recorded 28 cases of this nature, which shows a huge increase from the four cases registered over the same period last year.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Police publicist for the North, Maurice Chapola, attributed the increase to lack of parental care for the children, high levels of divorces and rituals across the region.

“We as police have established that lack of parental care is one of the factors increasing defilement cases and at the same time, the act is being used as a ritual of generating wealth,” he said.

Chapola further said the police have noted that divorces are the other major challenge contributing to the status quo. He observed that when a woman is divorced and gets married to another man, the latter takes advantage and develops evil feelings about the children the woman brings in the new marriage.

In order to change the present situation, the publicist said police will step up sensitization campaigns across the region to bring down the worrying trend in defilement cases.

“We will extend the sensitization tours to schools and villages, and we are empowering community policing to assist the police in the fight against defilement,” he said.

Chapola has since challenged relevant stakeholders to take a proactive role in protecting the girl child from any form of abuse and report defilement cases to police to assist the law enforcers curb the malpractice.

The report also reflects that Mzimba District registered seven such cases in the first quarter of this year compared to 10 last year; Karonga had seven compared to two that were recorded last year during the same time.

Nkhata Bay had five compared to four last year; Chitipa recorded six compared to four last year; Rumphi had 10 compared to five last year while Likoma recorded one defilement case compared to zero in 2014 the same period.

Defilement, which is contrary to section 138 Part 1 of the Penal Code, is a crime which attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for one who is proven guilty.

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vick nyirenda tindi
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musiyeni gwaladi olakwandi mwanayo paja umphawi wavuta kupezapolowera asikana

akilen
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Atumbuka ndi mahule zedi chigololo amachiyambira ku nursery xool.

givens bandalura
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Mahule achilomwe akupha anthu ndi mabotolo simukukamba chilichonse.Anamupweteka nayo ya gondolosi osalipilidwa mwana wamkazi wachilomwe.Ubwino wake anapwetekana alomwe okhaokha.Sekani pakamwa panupo kukamba za atumbuka.

ruth warren
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chilichonse chainu atumbuka ndi manyi, mabi, bibi mavi enieni. Starting from ur looks, dressing, names everything, kudulana kumpheto, kuchindana pachibale ndiye kosayamba kumachinda sister wanu nkumati ” namutundira mwanakazi” mumandichititsa nselu a manyi inu.

mwenecho wasima
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This reporter has an axe to grind northerners.Most prostitutes in the north are from the south and central and are the ones tarnishing the good reputation of northerners.Secondly its the tenants who works in our tobacco plantations who likes banging alot.Tumbukas are family planners than nyau people who likes to have many kids like worms.North has very few people in comparison to the gondolosi chewing southerners and centralers.So you Nyau dancing people leave notherners alone.You have forgotten how Lomwe prostitutes are tearing people with broken bottles after unpaid sex.We don’t have gondolosi in the north.So leave Tumbukas alone.

Isabella
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I like the way a Tumbuka never really get bothered with all these tribal remarks against them. In fact, Nyasatimes is carrying about a prostitute in Thyolo having murdered a client over unpaid bill. There is hardly tribal references over the incidence.

nazimbiri
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isa atumbuka amatokhulupilira nkhondo ku bedi

CHEKUCHEKU
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Zingosonyeza Kuti Ife Atumbuka Ndife Atonkhwetonkhwe, Atombolombo Komanso Anamkumbuzi. Chonde Musadzaike Mtumbuka Pa Mpando Wa U president Mudzanya….Ise Ndise Vindere Komanso Ndise Azereza. Abwampini Analimata.

Francis Kaisi
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Ku kanakhala ku Mangochi bwezi mukuti a yawo kukonda zimenezi. Ku mpoto kuli zithu koma sitimdziwa chifukwa ndi ku khonga kwa ziko.

nazimbiri
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isa koma atumbuka okha abaleeeeeee!mwatoona nokha kuti umunthu umatokusowani.tikapanda kumva nkhani ya kuphana ndekuti mabibi.

gondolosi ana achitumbuka,amatomukhulupilira kupambana Buku Loyera.kuyaluka,kupempha,kunyoza mabanja aanthu ena akatha,umphawi,uhule,nsanje.kikikikikikikiki

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