Court jails three women for malicious damage and theft

Three women in Chiradzulu have been convicted and sentenced to 12 months and 48 months IHL each for being found guilty of malicious damage and theft respectively.

Convicted trio

Chiradzulu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Yohane Tasowana identified the women as Stella Tsamwa, Grace Tsamwa both 35 and Veronica Tsamwa, 25 all from Rula Village in Traditional Authority Ntchema in the district.

Tasowana added that the three women who are related were sentenced on April 27 before First Grade Magistrate Lameck Mkapatila after they pleaded guilty and admitted to the two charges.

“The court, through State Prosecutor Sergeant Linly Kachulu heard that the three on March 19, 2020 went to the garden of Veronica Makina where they slashed down maize and prematurely harvested it,” he said.

According to Tasowana, Kachulu told the court the three also cut down sorghum, destroyed groundnuts and uprooted tomatoes from the garden and went away with the produce.

The three, said Tasowana, pleaded guilty to the two counts which are contrary to Section 344 and 278 of the Penal code respectively.

Passing judgement, Mkapatila sentenced the three with 12 months jail term each for malicious damage and earned them 48 months IHL each for theft. The sentences will run concurrently.

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PETERK
1 year ago

arresting these pipo? what about those two ministers on covid?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago
Reply to  PETERK

you can ask again!!!
full name
age
village
TA
District

chataika
chataika
1 year ago
Reply to  PETERK

Better keep quiet if u have no business my friend. Why hating the ministers? If u hv powers go and arrest them? Malawi has laws that stipulates anyone is innocent until proven guilty and here you read rightly kuti they pleaded guilty on all charges levelled against them. Basi u want somebody to be arrested on mere speculations shame on you ufiti suposa apa

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 year ago
Reply to  PETERK

Prisons are for poor people

Mulopwana
1 year ago

Was it mere theft or there were other reasona. Nyasa please

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