2 men jailed 10 years for jointly raping teenager

The Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate court has sentenced two men to a 10 year imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) each for jointly raping a 16 year old girl. 

The court heard that the accused, Yachema Ngwira, 20 and Symon Mhango, 27 raped the girl on the night of August 31, 2018 as she was going to her home from night dances.

Mzuzu Police State Prosecutor, Thandi Lungu told the court that Ngwira and Mhango tied wide open the girl’s legs with ropes and raped her in turns on that night. 

Both suspects pleaded in their mitigations for the court’s leniency, saying they were first offenders, married and that they were sole breadwinners of their families. They further said they had molded bricks which could be destroyed by rains if sent to prison.

However, Senior Resident Magistrate Matthews Msiska quashed aside the mitigation factors and sentenced each of them to 10 year imprisonment with hard labour.

He said:“Considering aggravating factors that the accused used violence, defiled the girl without condoms and that such brutal incidents are becoming rampart across the country, I therefore sentence each of you to a 10 year jail term as such behaviour puts at risk lives of girls and women. “

Ngwira comes from Palango Village and Mhango hails from Mhango Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba District.

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Victoria
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Victoria

A very small country with such hatred for one another. Sad.

Did the judge send these two for HIV testing first. Was the girl tested first or had access to Pep for her protection? This could be a matter of life and death.

BigMan
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BigMan

Dull useless idiots. Please castrate them. I hope they get buggered in prison.

KATAWA
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KATAWA

Hatred for Tumbuka’s is real, you mean all tumbuka’s do this? if someone from a certain tribe behaves in a similar way then we conclude that the whole tribe is as bad as this particular person. Let us be objective in our comments, such comments keep coming up especially when it is something to do with people from the north. I do not understand why people from the north are hated so much and personally as someone from the north, such comments force me to conclude that maybe we are not regarded as real Malawians and that others are more… Read more »

Dulli
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Dulli

Where do you get all this? Nowhete has anyone said all Tumbukas do this. Stop this logic.

Malema
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Malema

So you mean a 16years old patronizes night dances?

Mariana
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Mariana

10 years only?

Dulli
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Dulli

Both Yachema Ngwira and Symon Mhango are obviously of Tumbuka origins infested with thengere logic. Let them stay in that gaols forever and fully castrated. Atumbuka amenewa ndi ena onse with this type of logic aone polekera.

Aaron Mwala
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Aaron Mwala

You need help for your pathological hatred

Dulli
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Dulli

Pathological hatred of who or what?

Dulli
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Dulli

Not surprising that you can condone this. Same logic huh?

nkhambako
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nkhambako

you are trying to mean that all the people who are serving sentences on defilement are all
tumbukas like that Aniva? please try to analyse issues objectively Mr dulli (dull).

Dulli
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Dulli

Who said this and where? Or is it your own logic?

Miss Waa
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Miss Waa

Regionalism yachokeranso kuti, this is happening all over malawi. Dnt show ur umbuli here

Dulli
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Dulli

Regionalism? Do they occupy a whole region or are you showing your own version of umbuli?

Ida
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Ida

Dulli u are a disgrace to our nation. Have you ever visited our prisons and seen how many people of ur tribe are in there serving sentences like these?