Malawi court jails man for threatening to expose ex-lover’s nude pictures on Facebook

Blantyre Magistrate’s Court has  convicted and sentenced a 40 year old man, Alex Kamanga, to one month Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) and 12 months suspended sentence for threatening to expose nude pictures of his girlfriend on social media if she refused to have sex with him.

Confirming the news, Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sub-inspector Augustus Nkhwazi, said the love birds met on Facebook some time back and started sharing intimate conversations including exchange of nude pictures.

He said on December 4, 2017, the suspect demanded sex and asked the victim, 21(name withheld), who stays in area 22b in Lilongwe to travel to Blantyre for a social visit.

Nkhwazi added that the young lady got confused with the invitation but complied to come and meet the suspect at Wenela Bus Depot from where they would probably proceed to a place of their choice.

“The young lady became suspicious with this arrangement and reported the matter to Police in Blantyre where they [police] escorted her to meet the suspect (Kamanga) who was apprehended.

“This was when it was discovered that the suspect disguised on his Facebook page as a white man from South Africa with an English name ‘George Gaunt’ when in fact he is a Malawian,” said Nkhwazi.

During interrogation, the suspect pleaded guilty to the charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace which contravenes Section 181 of the Penal Code. He was immediately taken to Blantyre Magistrate Court.

Passing the sentence, Third Grade Magistrate Catherine Ngwira said considering that the accused person was first offender, she slapped him with one month sentence IHL and 12 months suspended sentence.

“I have given you this sentence considering that you pleaded guilty to the charge, thereby saving court’s time in the process,” she said.

Kamanga who hails from Mafunkha Village, T/A Khwethemule in Thyolo was ordered to delete all the nude pictures from his phone whilst in court.

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KIEMBE SAMAKI
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KIEMBE SAMAKI

KAMANGA WAS WRONGLY CONVICTED. IF I WERE A JUDGE I WOULD OVERTURN BOTH THE CONVICTION AND SENTENCE ON APPEAL.WHAT PEACE IS BREACHED WHEN YOU ENTER THAT FRESH PIECE OF MEAT ZACHAMBA BASI.

Ben phiri
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Ben phiri

Kamanga ndi dzina la chigumula, ndiye mwati ndi wa mwathu mwa Khetemule mommuno?
“How does sharing nude pictures likely going to cause reach of peace ” Kodi magestrate ndi ma prosecutor milandu mukungolota heti? Fokofu. Mulandu uli apa ndi opanga personate mzungu which isn’t a breach of our penal code.

Malawi
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Malawi

Muzungu. So the nude pictures were Muzungu ones. From LL to BT. Muzidulidwa makosi kutengeka.

alungwana
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alungwana

It is the woman who is stupid. How do you share such pictures to someone you don’t know? Why sharing such photos to someone you don’t want to have sex with? Why travel all the way from Blantyre to Lilongwe when you don’t want to sleep with him? Umaona

Peloma Pepe
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Peloma Pepe

Iyetu amaona ngati ndi nzungu even though the pictures showed a black man (Kikikikikiki)

Gawa
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Gawa

Amaganiza wapeza mzungu. She also deserve to be in jail

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