MP Katsonga calls for castration of rapists, as youth body advocates for martial arts to fight back  sexual violence

A member of parliament has called for the castration of rapists legislation while a youth rights group is advocating for the training of girls in martial arts to stop the rising number of rape and defilement cases in the country.

Katsonga: Putting them in prison will be a waste of resources and putting inmates at risk of sodomy

Neno South Constituency Member of Parliament, Mark Katsonga, has proposed castration to perpetrators of defilement and rape.

“Putting them in prison will be a waste of resources and putting inmates at risk of sodomy,” he said.

Katsonga spoke this today in Neno when he graced the district’s World Aids Day.

He appealed to his constituents to write him a petition on the same so that he presents the suggestion to parliament.

In Neno, at least 28 girls have been sexually abused this year.

Meanwhile, a girl-child rights group, Girl Up, has taken a pro-active step to equip female youngsters with martial arts skills for self-defence against potential defilers and rapists.

According to the grouping, many girls fall victim to attackers because they  fail to defend themselves when assaulted.

Chimwemwe Chiweza, a member of the Girl Up leadership in Malawi indicates that such defensive skill are what women and girls need at a time like this.

In Mzimba, communities in the district continue to grapple with gender-based violence cases despite protracted efforts by state and non-state actors to combat the vice.

The revelation coincides with the conclusion of the 16 days of activism against GBV yesterday .

Mzimba South District Social Welfare Officer Bernard Nangwale discloses that consolidated statistics from various referral points and protection structures show that over 120 GBV cases were registered in nine months.

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James Banda
James Banda
7 months ago

And what should we do with women who sleep with underage boys??

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen
7 months ago

If the rapist turns out to be female, what will the law do to her? Though not very common, females too commit the offence.

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

Let’s castrate Katsonga’s balls first. He raped many young ladies at Candlex Ltd.

Mbwenu Naluta
Mbwenu Naluta
7 months ago

Resolving the country’s contentious issues with childishness will not help, mainly when such is coming from an MP who is a people’s representative in Parliament. When you look at the problem you will notice that it is multi-dimensional. There are a number of factors that are making this heinous acts become rampant. The first one is the uncontrolled proliferation of illicit drugs in the country which, unfortunately has been brought on the market by Nigerians. Instead of the police service working to arrest the situation, they are busy engaged in political programmes. A drug addict if left unchecked will do… Read more »

Sayikoloni Ludzi
Sayikoloni Ludzi
7 months ago

When advocating for such legislation also propose what remedy to be done in case an Innocent person is castrated. If the alleged castrators were to face the formal and civilised punishment they would simply be released and start enjoying their sex life again.

Last edited 7 months ago by Sayikoloni Ludzi
Mngoni
Mngoni
7 months ago

Bravo Mark, such approaches are required at times so that the rest will learn and refrain for the good of all the massed.

Go ahead,,,

Herb
Herb
7 months ago

Bravo katsonga

Phiri
Phiri
7 months ago

Mmm Honourable, kumakhululuka ka 70 x 7 times. Nanga wogwilirayo ali mwana wanu?

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Akamuchosa mabatire izangokhala paipi ya mvula baasi galuyo ndiye mwathana naye.

Tisayinira petition yo big Man 👍🏿🇲🇼

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