Kaliati says SDA pastor facing sex offence didn’t deserve bail

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has protested against the bail given to Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Pastor Harrison Juwa, who is accused of defiling a teen girl.

Kaliati: Sex offence is serious

Kaliati: Sex offence is serious

Kaliati   said the offence is against society and serious one that did not deserve bail and urged the judiciary not to be insensitive to the society by allowing suspects who defile minors to walk free on bail.

The outspoken minister said she learnt with deep shock that Pastor Juwa, who ministers in Lilongwe’s Area 25 Seventh Day, has been given bail.

Juwa was arrested by the Kanengo Police on allegations that he has been defiling his 13 year old niece and impregnated her.

Kaliati said she was “very disappointed” with the bail and demands speedy justice on the matter.

She said crime against women and children, more particularly rape or defilement, is a monstrous burial of dignity of women.

Kaliati wondered what will happen to young boys if all young girls are impregnated as the pastor has done to his niece.

“Will they find their wife?” queried Kaliati.

Kaliati urged “real men to go for real women as well” and not the toddlers or minors.

“I am deeply shocked to learn that a pastor has been defiling his late brother’s daughter since 2011,” said Kaliati, adding, “We have the legislation Act with us that the maximum penalty for the offense committed is 14 years in jail.”

Since 2011 SDA’s Pastor Juwa has been defiling the girl at the expense of being responsible for her welfare at home.

It is believed that the girl was in standard seven at Kalambo Primary School in Lilongwe before she got pregnant.

Kaliati has since appealed to the public to be alert and report each time cases such as rape and defilement take place in their neighbourhoods.

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steven charles Gunde

Ladys nd gentlemen,
Let us leave this story until the court finishes everything cause it can hapen that Juwa is not a bad guy here.We know u don’t like SDA church

ndikuwuzeni zowona

i remember the circular song, anthu awa ndi amfiti opemphera by Kasambwe brothers I have now come to believe it, Nevertheless God is at work and all those who plotted all this for their own gains will come to Know that there is God as Pharaoh did. Job 5v12


Ndawerenga bwino bwino chiphunzitso cha SDA amaletsa muthu kupanga chiwerewere chifukwa amatsatira malamulo onse khumi A Mulungu, onse ochita chiwerewere amatumikira satana osati SDA


Rubbish minister

boston mlotha



komanso a kaliati umbuli kapena just an educated ignorant/fool!? Nde mpaka Legislation Act?? Palibe amene amakuchitirani edit ma speech anuwo? Lamulo lakuti limenelo!? Kkkkkkkkk kapena mwalakwisa ndinu a nyasatimes mwamuchita misquote her? Ndikuphuzitsepo pang’ono iwe Kaliati,, legislation ndi process yopanga malamulo while an Act ndi lamulo so kulibe what u r calling a Legislation Act…


Point of correction, Juwa was not ministering at Area 25 SDA church, he was working the SDA head office. Area 25 is where he lives osati kutumikila.


I understand that this world is not our home. Oh Good, keep us out of temptations but deliver us from evil


Umenewu ndi umve komanso kunyozetsa dzina la Mulungu woyera. Juwa whatever his name is and his wife should all face stiff penaulties cause i believe the wife knew what was happening from the begining but decided to remain silent protecting her evil wolve called pastom satan juwa


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