Malawi Catholic priest convicted for sex abuse on girl, 15

A Catholic priest has been found guilty by Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate Court for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl  and he has been convicted.

Fr Mweta off to prison

Father Numeri Mweta, 39, of Lisanjala Parish under Zomba Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was accused of abduction, defilement and procuration of the 15-year-old girl.

The court learnt that on July 19 to 21 2018, the girl went missing  from her home and that on July 21 she went to her aunt’s home where she pleaded with her to seek forgiveness from her parents, revealing that during the days she was missing, she was with the priest.

The priest is said to have offered the victim’s father a bundle of K2 0000 banknotes to withdraw  the case, bu the father rejected the offer.

In her testimony, the girl confessed that the relationship with the priest started in July 2018.

She said he rented her a house at Liwonde and later moved her to Balaka, Lilongwe and back to Zomba as she was pregnant and wanted the girl to be close to her parent’s home.

But in his defence, the priest said he was convicted that the girl was a grown-up as her national identity (ID) card indicated she was born on January 4 2001 contrary to her birth certificate which indicated she was born on January 4 2003.

Magistrate Rodrick Michongwe  ruled that the prosecution had successfully proved its case and convicted the priest.

In his submission, Patrick Chambuluka prosecuting, prayed  for stiff punishment, saying as a priest, Mweta should have been preaching child protection.

But in mitigation, Mweta’s lawyer, Timothy Chirwa, asked the court to sentence his client as any other person not as a priest as everybody is equal before law.

The court will pass its sentence this Wednesday March 13 2019.

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kanyimbi 265
kanyimbi 265
2 years ago

If you ask a member of RC on the reason why he or she belongs to this cult, umva chifukwa cha amuna anga” or other baseless reasons. Catholic brothers and sisters, wake up, get out of babylon otherwise you will face the wrath of God. Read Rev 13 and 14 please

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
2 years ago

Ambuye Nsusa nkhani yoti mulowelerepo ndi imeneyi pamodzi ndiyokupha ma alubino. Chonde Ambuye osamataya nthawi ndi Chilima.
Tikuyembekezera chikalata/ pastoral letter yodzudzura khalidwe lonukha la ansembe anu.

Tanguchangalama
Tanguchangalama
2 years ago

Catholicism is just too hypocritical! You have to live with kukuchindilani ana, wives and many other forms of stupidity! Yet there are so many brainwashed people hanging on because they were born in it. God save us!

Amos
2 years ago

Mmmmm koma whats wrong with zomba diocese? Kuyalusa mpingo bwanji abale. Alaa, zinazi zanyanya. Tatsekani ma zip wo abale.

mapuyamurupare
mapuyamurupare
2 years ago

Aàaa, I am a Catholic but these stories are disturbing my faith. God help me.

Tchana
Tchana
2 years ago
Reply to  mapuyamurupare

Join us at mapuya….u will saved for gud

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
2 years ago

Katolika si mpingo tinakuuzani kalekale. Ansembewa amangowanamiza anthu atavala mikanjo ngati oyera. Kodi si pompano PAPA Franscis anaitanitsa ma bishop ku Vatican pa nkhani yomweyi.? And recently a Catholic bishop was convicted for same offence in Europe awaiting sentencing. Mpingo uwu ndi wa Chirombo chotuluka mmadzi And it’s duty is not evangelism but chigololo. Kumwa mowa uhule kumwa vinyo ndiye katolika ameneyo. Uyu please give him long term sentence in jail avundire konko

uve
uve
2 years ago

jehena waiting. find a living church

Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago

Let those who have not sinned cast a first stone on this priest.

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

Zomba diocese is becoming a disgrace to the church. Please Bishop Tambala wake up

namatetule
2 years ago

Listen Romsay- no one is forced to join priesthood/ or sisterhood and take celibacy vow. You can serve God in the Catholic church in other different capacities – married- without being a priest nde za celibacy siyani ; ndi choice chimene munthu amapanga.Ena join fatherhood kuti apeze ndalama poti unemployment yabvuta pa Malawi – they reap what they sow

More embarrasing is that ma sisteli ndi ma fathers tikumakumana nao ku ART clinic naonso akutenga ma ARV’S. The Catholic church is more of a cult than christian.

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