Court sentences teenboy to jail for living with girl 13 as ‘wife’

Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a 19-year-old boy to 11 years imprisonment with hard labour for defilement.

An artist’s impression of the court

State prosecutor Thoko Juziwei told the court that Maulana Mwamadi took a 13-year-old girl without her parents consent and started leaving with her as husband and wife.

Juziwei said this was after the girl went missing from her home and her parents went flat out searching for her.

In Court, Mwamadi pleaded guilty to all the charges of defilement and abduction.

In mitigation, he said he was the first offender therefore asked for leniency but the magistrate said the charges were felonious in nature.

The magistrate also said looking at the age of the girl, Mwamadi ought to have behaved responsibly towards not marrying her as was the case.

The magistrate Damiano Banda then slapped Maulana with an 11-year-jail term for defilement and 15 months for abduction which will run concurrently.

Maulana comes from Chimbuna village in chief Kaomba’s area in Kasungu.

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Kuswa Kuswa
10 months ago

19 year old boy? This is a man iwe reporter.

Mnyamata wa nzeru
Mnyamata wa nzeru
10 months ago

Aaaaaaa!!! Sanaphe munthu mwanayu. The difference in age between them is just 5 years. Achikulire anakwatira mkazi 20 years younger ndiye Pali chani apa? Mutayeni mwanayo akangotchetcha for three months ku msika basi. Aaaaaaa

zenda
zenda
10 months ago

Your comment just sickens me. This is why you are a third world country. Sadly there is no hope for you kind…

Mwana wa Anabanda
Mwana wa Anabanda
10 months ago

Very! Very! harsh sentence, the sentence is extremely unreasonable.Lawyers say something. By the way what have you done with state resources looters?

APM akundiyamwa shaft πŸ†πŸ‘…

This is too much. Sounds like the magistrate had a personal vendetta. He just needs community service or ka 2 months aphunzire phunziro. I bet he didn’t even think this was a criminal offense

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Convict and jail the parents as well because there is no way the teen boy could have lived with the girl for that long without their consent.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

Did the magistrate even consider the peoples education levels. Apite kumudzi kwao ngati kulibe mabanja a anthu a zaka 13. Ife kwathu aliko. When people are not educated they have nothing to do other than getting married and have sex.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

Please a HRDC taloweranipo pa nkhaniyi… This is unfair. 11 years for a ninteen year old living with a 13 year old. Kodi Malawi adzingokomera olemera who will hear our cries. Anthu okuba ndalama za mankhwala kuchipatala kuphetsa anthu mazanamazana akupatsidwa three years. Ena suspended sentence. AyAYAYAYAY…. This is too much. Kungomva kuti umphawi ndi tchimo?

Chizamusoka
Chizamusoka
10 months ago

I thought all of them are children. Awona bwanji kuti olakwa ndi wammuna. Thus is utter stupidity from the legal profession

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
10 months ago
Reply to  Chizamusoka

18+ is not child hence the man is adult while the girl at 13 is not and cannot give lawful consent

APM akundiyamwa shaft πŸ†πŸ‘…
Reply to  Xxxxx

Iwe xxxxxx have you seen a 19 year old? They’re still very young and stupid. Ndi mwana uyu

Jezebel
Jezebel
10 months ago

Aaaaah seriously????? how about grown men that run around with teenagers???

Igwe
Igwe
10 months ago

Much as we know is against the law to marry or know the canal of a young lady younger than 18, but in this case I think the magistrate is too harsh considering the buy or young man is but only 19 in this case they are all young a community sentence or few months would do better and justice to them all. After all he did not force the young lady neither did he waste court’s time. Please Magistrates look both sides when coming up with a sentence.

zenda
zenda
10 months ago
Reply to  Igwe

What if it was your daughter? Ignorance is no excuse to molest children.

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