Baby dumper ordered to do community service

Blantyre Magistrates Court has ordered a 22 year-old woman, Wanangwa Tambala to do 40 hours of community service in default serve one month in prison for dumping her newly-born baby in pit-ratline in Chilobwe Township, Blantyre.

Tambala who hails from Kajombo village T/A Kapeni, married and has two children, committed the offence on the night of September 4th this year.

Baby rescued after being dumped in toilet
Baby rescued after being dumped in toilet

Information presented in court revealed that Wanangwa, who was nine-month pregnant and is married to Kusayi Tambala, gave birth to a baby boy at around 8pm in a communal toilet of one of the churches in the township before dumping the infant in the same latrine.

“The watchman who was guarding the church heard a baby crying in the toilet when he had gone to answer a call of nature; he then mobilised people in the area and demolished the latrine,” Police prosecutor Sergeant, Victor Nachuma told the court.

Interestingly one of the people who helped to successfully rescue the baby was the husband to the accused person. The matter was reported to Chilobwe Police who instituted a man-hunt and managed to apprehend the accused in Ntonda in T/A Kapeni’s area.

Nachuma said: “She was arrested and taken to police where she confessed to have given birth and dumped the baby into the latrine.”

Both accused and the baby were taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) where Doctors certified that Wanangwa Tambala is mentally normal.

Tambala pleaded guilty to the offence and in mitigation she prayed for leniency appealing that she has two more children who will need her care.

Senior Resident Magistrate, Viva Nyimba subsequently sentenced her to perform a community service for the period of 40 hours in default serve one month in prison despite Nachuma’s plea for stiffer punishment on argument that the accused had intention to kill.

Endeavouring to conceal birth of a child contrary to Section 232 of the Penal Code attracts a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment with hard labour.

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John Muhammad
5 years ago

Mayiyo mmene amakwerana nd mwamuna wakeo samadziwa kt apanga mwana,amangomva kukoma bas! Zitsru zawanthu!!

kammudoni
kammudoni
5 years ago

Nkofunikanso kuti bamboyo alandile zikwapu 1111 komanso azile ndi kusuka mite go 111, pomaaliza amwe mazi ndowa ziwiri osapumila, apo ayi akakhale pa shamba Ku chichiri kwa zaka 4.

nsanje port
nsanje port
5 years ago

Koma chisoni ndithu…mwana 3.8kgs kumutaya,anzanu abereka WA 1.8kgs uyu akupumayu

mwiza
mwiza
5 years ago

Komanso Bambo wake asese 20 hours kuti asamapereke Ana kwa anthu osasamala. Inu zowona
mimba kumamangopereka kwa amisala. Mmene kumavutila kupanga mwana muja.

Laurence Chrles Jelenje
Laurence Chrles Jelenje
5 years ago

amayi inu …need DELIVERANCE ndithu

Jando
5 years ago

Concealing death is a misdemeanour carrying a sentence of 2 years not 5 years imprisonment.

Tiko
Tiko
5 years ago

Wanangwa and Viva Nyimba. The names tell it.

Lumbani
5 years ago

If she belongs 2yo family rit. I dnt agree wt u a judge v dis matter. U better jst pool ha cold water unlyk kunyengeza anthu kt mwapeleka chilango. 40hrs community service? Shame on u Mr Judge

patrick
5 years ago

Dzomvetsa chisoni kwambiri kodi akhothi mumanya manyi pogamula mulandu kamba chani? kodi simoyo umenewo amautayao, komwe kuli kupha, tsono kachilango kameneka inu eni mukuti mwalanga? gudge wopusa iwe kwambiri ndipo sukudziwa kuti uli pamenepo kamba chani. Ndakhumudwa kwambiri iwe usiye mtchito.

Blessings mdeza
Blessings mdeza
5 years ago

Kod ma judge enawa ndi dzina lokha eti?kachigamuloka kachepa mayiwa amafuna kupha amayenela kulandila chilango chowamvexa kuwawa.

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