Magistrate Viva Nyimba slaps robber lengthy prison sentence

The Blantyre Magistrate Court  has sentenced  a convicted robber Steven Nkhoma to lengthy prison term after being found guilty of robbery with violence which is contrary to section 301 of the penal code.

The court heard that Nkhoma, who was a Kanyenya seller at Bwandiro, attacked a Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) official at the MACRA offices on November 28, 2014 when the official was coming from the bank.

The court further heard that Nkhoma alongside four other men grabbed the lady after threatening her with a gun and snatched from her K3.5million and a car which was later recovered.

The court heard that Police later spotted Nkhoma in Lilongwe he was quickly arrested and later sent to Blantyre while the other four suspects are still at-large.

Senior Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba said he slapped lengthy jail term for the horrendous, savage and barbaric crimes Nkhoma committed.

Magistrate Nyimba said Nkhoma needs to go to prison and serve for 15 years in prison with hard labour in order to deter would be robbers.

Nyimba said the robbery cases are becoming rampant now and that there is great need to protect the society from the robbers.

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Citizen X
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ITS SIMPLY, IF WE WANT TO GET RID OF THUGS IN OUR COUNTRY, THE JUDGES HAVE TO PASS 20+ YEARS FOR THESE CRIMES, THEN THEY WILL BE AFRAID TO COMMIT THESE CRIMES. SO SIMPLY PUT “OUR JUDGES ARE JUST NOT HELPING US AT ALL”. SECONDLY WANT IS HARD LABOUR? WHAT DO THEY DO AT HARD LABOUR, ANYBODY KNOW? AND LASTLY CONVICTS WITH LESS THAN A YEAR, I HAVE SEEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES, THESE PEOPLE A MADE TO CLEAN DIRTY PLACES IN THE TOWNS LIKE RIVERS, DAMPING SITES ETC. GOVT SHOULD USE THEM TO HELP CLEAN OUR CITIES.

Omex70
Guest

Many thanks Viva Nyimba for the sentence. I wonder how these other judges who are handling Cash gate think when they are passing their judgements, 3yrs,7years. What is that? That is a joke.

hoitty
Guest

In Malawi milandu mumachepetsa lwambiri. kunja ameneyu akanaybidwa milangu ingapo. Grand theft auto, armed robbery, abduction, conspiracy to commit. Yonseyo ikanakhala ndi zaka zake kuphatikiza zonse kunja munthu amampatsa zaka 400. Koma kuno kunuengelera too much. munthu amayimbidwa mlandu umodzi. Ikakhala iwiri nde amati zaka zonse agwirla pakamodzi mmalo,moti agwire zaka 10 nkuzagwiranso 10 za mlandu wina pamodzi 20 ayi ati ageilire limodzi. zotheka izi?

Gog
Guest

Mwana mtonga pa ntchito yake tsopano!

ujeni
Guest

Halleluja we still have a noble judge in Viva Nyimba

Hastings Phiri
Guest

That’s it, the robber dwarves such punishment, he is a killer. Thanks VGA

kd
Guest

viva nyimba akadayenela kumwela ku lilongwe adzagamule za .cagate ziii

MBACHI
Guest

Thanks Viva For the punishment. Death punishment could have been better.

Nkhombokombo
Guest

That is Viva we know. Cage these guys for longer periods than this. Anthu tiziopa anthu anzathu kuposa mkango!

martin mangenje
Guest

That’s very good.and I think some judges must follow what Viva did

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