Malawi Police arrest parents for marrying off girl, 14

A mother of a 14-year-old girl who has just given birth in Machinga, is in police custody for marrying off an under-age girl.

The 14-year-old girl and the baby

Machinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba said the police have also picked the mother of the boy who married the girl when she was 13-years-old.

“The boy has bolted when he knew that we had arrested his parents. They married when the girl was just 13-year-old,” said Sulumba.

The issue came to light last week when she went to Machinga district hospital to deliver and she told the nurses that she was aged 15 and married.

Sulumba said this raised the curiosity of the medical staff who later discovered that she was 14 and was married off when she was 13.

Sulumba said the parents have since been charged with celebrating child marriage, saying the wedding ceremony took place at Chiganda village in chief Nkoola’s area in the district.

The child is now under the case of Child Safety Site under Yoneco, according to Sulumba.

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Zofu
Zofu
2 years ago

Ndiwakulu simwana ayi ngati imalowa no problem kumathandiziranso

Ine
Ine
2 years ago
Reply to  Zofu

I wish cancer upon you.

Mel harrington
Mel harrington
2 years ago

Z chinyama you are an idiot. The worst fool,under the planet.Go back to schools you filthy bitch

Mel harrington
Mel harrington
2 years ago

People should wake wake up.Come on ,in this twentieth century. Uncivilised idiots.shut up don’t comment on such disgusting issues. All this is done simply because of poverty. Children should be protected not abused. Do you honestly think that those who attended the wedding are normal .Shame on you people for supporting this rubbish.Well done police for doing your job. Keep it up .I wish the malawian government should introduce very strict laws and punishment to those who abuse young girls .promot girls education we need more women in power, girls come on.

Naphiri
Naphiri
2 years ago

Arrest the chief as well. It will send the message to others to be strict in their areas.

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
2 years ago

Achawa aku Machina sopano mwanditumizirayi manyanzi Kodi iwe nkoola ndichifukwa chake umalandira Ka ufumu kakoko kuti unziwakwatisa ana achichepere chochi?

Zuze chinyama
Zuze chinyama
2 years ago

14 year girl is old, go in SA u gonna find yung girls age of 12 to 15 get marriage. Please leave is a choice n things change nowadays so police take out that girl

Lerato
Lerato
2 years ago
Reply to  Zuze chinyama

Wow, in SA??? As in South Africa? Does the laws of the land permit it?

Angela Tom
Angela Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Zuze chinyama

Zuze, I hope you dont have children, coz if u have a daughter you would not say that rubbish

Yolandah Nyathi
Yolandah Nyathi
2 years ago
Reply to  Angela Tom

Zuze has no brain, talkless of having a girl child….

Yolandah Nyathi
Yolandah Nyathi
2 years ago
Reply to  Zuze chinyama

Which SA are you talking about?

Zuze chinyama
Zuze chinyama
2 years ago

Don’t warry a bout that girl, she is old mos

Angela Tom
Angela Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Zuze chinyama

You’re a lunatic you should be checked maybe you’re one the men who is abusing young girls what a shame you’re.

Yolandah Nyathi
Yolandah Nyathi
2 years ago
Reply to  Zuze chinyama

U must beca paedophile… Ur just a wrong person in the society… I am sorry but ur a psycho… Next time get sober before making any comments public

Smart Kamwendo
Smart Kamwendo
2 years ago

Our Yao tradition permits girls to marry akatha nsinkhu. Even the colonial government gave exemptions for the Yao people

Angela Tom
Angela Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Smart Kamwendo

Remember colonial government did care for you guys so what ever bad you do among yourselves they didnt care.

vikhumbo
vikhumbo
2 years ago

apolice please go kumudzi kwathu they also marry off young girls, when the chiefs try to intervene parents silently send the girls away to marry. when neighbours like us say something they insult you, and call you names.

Lamion
Lamion
2 years ago
Reply to  vikhumbo

Ifenso pa Lunzu pompa ana akukwatira misinkhu imeneyi kulekera std 4. Mwana wa 1998 ali ndi ana 4

Angela Tom
Angela Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  vikhumbo

All thise male abusers including the chiefs must be locked up.

Richie
2 years ago

,Good that photo is taken
Seeing is believing
Otherwise the author would be questioned

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