A fourteen year old girl in Mtsiriza Township in the capital Lilongwe on Monday reportedly killed her mother – Linda Chimukweseni – for reprimanding her disturbing prostitution overtures, police have confirmed.
Lilongwe police publicist Kingsley Dandaula told local press that Chimukweseni was pronounced dead upon arrival at Kamuzu Central Hospital due to severe loss of blood.
“She was fervently stabbed by the top of an umbrella,” said Dandaula.
According to Dandaula, Chimukweseni had sat down her teenage daughter for a round of pieces of advice when the latter got wild, picked up the umbrella and stabbed the former till she was unconscious.
The incident could be the first of its kind in Malawi whose style of living is deep rooted in a conservative culture which provides for children to respect elders.
A resident of the township who arrived at the house minutes after the incident happened, told Nyasa Times that the sight of the scene was disturbing.
“You couldn’t just imagine that it was a small girl doing it,” she said.
According to the resident, the girl (name withheld) has lately been spotted at various drinking joints plying her commercial sex trade as well as flirting around with married men.
“Her situation was going out of hand, and we had to ask her mother to sit her daughter down,” she added.
It is not clear whether the girl, currently in police custody, will face trial. According to Malawi laws, at her age of fourteen she is a juvenile.
But Dandaula said that considering the gravity of the crime she committed, her case will be forwarded to court.
“We will be advised on what to do about it there,” he said.
Malawi has registered a number of disturbing reports on minors selling sex in the past few days.
On Saturday, Weekend Nation reported of bubbly teenaged girls selling their bodies to men twice or thrice their age at Mama’s Shabin in Ntcheu at as low as K500 (about US$ 1) for protected sex and K1 000 (US$ 2) for unprotected sex.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :