Chakwera delivers blunt message on sexual assaults in Malawi

President Lazarus Chakwera has spoken tough against rape and defilement, saying his administration will deal with perpetrators as law enforcers are urged  to step up  their game prevent sex crimes  and hold offenders accountable.

Chakwera speaks tough on rape, defilement

He said this on Saturday during his weekly radio address to the nation.

He warned those who conceal sexual abuse cases will also be liable to prosecution.

Chakwera’s apparent losing of his cool follows rising cases of sexual violence, some of which are being reported of parents molesting their own children.

He has however commended people who are brave enough to report their abusive spouses to law enforcers saying they are setting a moral example to the nation.

Meanwhile, police in Kasungu have arrested a 28 year old man for allegedly defiling his three-year-old step daughter.

The suspect has been identified as Wilson Mphevu.

It is said that, the mother of the victim went to her home village in Dowa to see one of her relatives who is sick and left the victim with her husband.

When she came back the same day,  the suspect told his wife that the victim had some signs of malaria.

But later, the mother discovered that her daughter had some wounds and bruises on her private part.

Upon questioning her, the victim  revealed that her step father had defiled her.

Deputy Kasungu police spokesperson Miracle Nkosi said a medical examination has revealed that the child was defiled.

Mphevu is expected to appear  before court soon to answer the charge of defilement.

He hails from Miliyasi Village, Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa District.

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3 years ago

These are cases that leave one speechless. A 3-year old! Lets make sure our laws cover any “new” types of sex crimes. So when they happen, there is a clear path for the law to follow. The law should also specify that concealing is a crime and what the penalty is, as the President says in his message. The medical profession should also look into what is causing these cases to happen to begin with – I have to believe that no mentally sane person would behave like this.

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Ana A Dad
Ana A Dad
3 years ago

When you arrest these offenders please find the route cause of increased cases of defilement . This is beyond just have sex, others may be doing for rituals

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