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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26 thoughts on “North Malawi registers 100 percent increase in sexual assaults – Police”

  1. vick nyirenda tindi says:

    musiyeni gwaladi olakwandi mwanayo paja umphawi wavuta kupezapolowera asikana

  2. akilen says:

    Atumbuka ndi mahule zedi chigololo amachiyambira ku nursery xool.

  3. givens bandalura says:

    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.

  4. ruth warren says:

    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.

  5. mwenecho wasima says:

    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.

  6. Isabella says:

    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.

  7. nazimbiri says:

    isa atumbuka amatokhulupilira nkhondo ku bedi

  8. CHEKUCHEKU says:

    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.

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

  10. nazimbiri says:

    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

  11. ruth warren says:

    Atumbuka inu ndinu anthu ochita zonyasa basi nkhani kuchindana basi. Kodi vuto lanu ndi chani ankhwere inu? I declare that ur not part of Malawi anthu onyera mu tchire inu, anthu osetera mu tara inu.

  12. Mbuzizinandi says:

    This is good development that such cases are reported. the problem with other regions is the culture of silence. they tend to hide such cases.

  13. NYASULU says:

    @ NYAVIZWAZWA
    ONCE AGAIN, YOU HAVE SAID A RIGHT THING !!!
    ATSIKANA ACHITUMBUKA NDI NG’OMBEDI AND THAT IS WHY AMADYEDWA KWAMBILI

  14. Tili Chenene says:

    This might also indicate that the culture in the region is able to expose such malpractice which might be part of culture in other areas. Or the people in uniform in the region are proactive and reactive. Several conclusions can be drawn.

    All in all, this is good development that the defilers are brought to book

  15. Manifesto Silungwe says:

    This just proves to the nation that ife atumbukafe ndife atombololombo ndi analikukuti achabechabe!

    Kutisiira kulamulira dziko will be a grave mistake chifukwa timangokhalira kulota zogwilirana basi!

    In-breeding yachuluka kumpoto kwathu kuno kwabasi thats why tingoganiza ngati a nalimata!

    Nkhani zonse zikuchoka kuno zonunkha, kuphana, kunyengana pachibale, kudzimangilira, kugwilira, ufiti, kukakamira kuika maliro ku Lilongwe ndi bT.

    Ih ine utumbuka wandilephera! ndingolowelera ndingopanga divorce! Ah aa! Ah aaa!

  16. nyavizwazwa says:

    onse amene achita chipongwe ana atsikana ku mpoto ndi amayi amene anakwata achawa.

    atumbuka sangachite zimenezo chifukwa mwana wamkazi ndi ng’ombe

  17. Igweeee says:

    Mtumbuka tsopano eishh!!

  18. my right to speak! says:

    That is over 100%, get your maths right you policeman/reporter!

  19. nkhawa says:

    Not gud poor malawi

  20. It z a wakeup call to Government of malawi,especially law enforcers .intensification of defilement laws and sensitisation can help.

  21. xxxxxxx says:

    Officer Chapola go on revealing these issues for the Tumbukas. They consider theselves HOLY. I am interested.

  22. mwiithotho says:

    Atumbuka utchisii. Tachangamukanii

  23. JB says:

    Castrate these animals

  24. Sapitwa says:

    Paliponsedi pali mabulutu. Ziribe mtundu.
    These are sick minds in our society that need harsh and long sentences for jail.

  25. Kadakwiza says:

    Very bad indeed.

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