Pakistani gets 20 more years after appeal: Malawi court says earlier sentence of 16 years manifestly inadequate 

Pakistan national Zeeshan Jaral Raja, 36, appealed for leniency over  16 years  jail  sentence he was handed for  sexual assault on  a 15-year-old girl but has turned out to be a painful experience High Court judge Redson Kapindu has slapped him a 30-year jail term for defilement and another 20 years for abduction.

Zeeshan gets more years
The victim coming out from the deep freezer she was hidden

Jaral Raja a businessman trading as Asante Cash and Carry at Liwonde Township  was convicted in 2017 by   Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate Court  on  two counts of defilement which is contrary to Section 138 (1) of the Penal Code and Child Trafficking contrary to Section 79 (1) of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act.

Raja abducted a girl child and defiled her repeatedly before hiding her in a fridge when her parents and the police were looking for her after going missing.

Newly promoted High Court Judge, Agnes Patemba while serving as a Chief Resident Magistrate at Zomba registry, convicted and sentenced him to a 16-year jail term for defilement and 8 years for abduction which the convicted appealed at the High Court.

Delivering his ruling on Friday, Kapindu said he Rajah’s sentence to deter others from committing similar offences.

The judge said actually the trial court was lenient with him as the 16-year sentence was manifestly inadequate.

Furthermore,  Justice Kapindu also ordered the department of Immigration to send the convict Rajah  back to his home country, Pakistan at the end of his custodial sentence.

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Makala a Moto
Makala a Moto
6 months ago

it harsh. this not murder. the girl was not even a virgin. And Indian man shaft is as good as a 10 year old. unless the tried to bribe you judge and you are angry.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
6 months ago
Reply to  Makala a Moto

Mbuzi ya munthu.

Chindunguza Nyekhwe
Chindunguza Nyekhwe
6 months ago

Nyekhwe is real. Give him an opportunity to send a message of fair well to Pakistan, saying, ” Allahandullilla tuchionegana Ambuje kummlungu pitakole chanasa niumi wangu. Jama ndili akuno mpakana 2071. Shetwani anganganiche.”

Brighadia
Brighadia
6 months ago

He even send the message whilst in prison to some of us that he will kill us when he get released.he is a dangerous man

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Sanathawe ngati Bushiri? He deserves that sentence. Anawa are being abused because they have no place in secondary schools as seen by the results we have. We are subjecting them to abuse because they want to survive. Education is for the rich. Mwenye amazunza kwambiri.

Erik P
Erik P
6 months ago

It won’t deter other people because, as you can see from the comments, Malawi is inherently racist and think Asians or Mzungu are inherently different. A Malawian seeing this sentance will simply think this is a sentence for an Asian person and it won’t apply to them. In addition, most of the assaults are by uneducated people who probably don’t know the law, particularly because the Malawi elitist society makes all the laws in English without translating it into local languages (EU translates its laws into 23 different languages, it’s not difficult for Malawi to translate into its native non… Read more »

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
6 months ago
Reply to  Erik P

Kodi munthuyi akuti chiyani? I don’t get it! Mbwelela basis!

Gerald
Gerald
6 months ago
Reply to  Sikelo Gonani

Erik P…chitsiru cha mmunthu…do not think your stupid logic applies to all Malawians..where is your proof that Malawians are inherently racist..can you give us proof or backing point that Malawians will think that the judgement is for Asians..instead of putting Malawians…put “I” as in you..YOU STUPID DUMB ASS

National Ceo
National Ceo
6 months ago
Reply to  Erik P

Man, please follow events in Malawi properly. Last year a boss at MASM was involved in defilement case, and he is educated. Some uneducated people have manners as compared to some educated savages.

Ulemu
Ulemu
6 months ago

He gets 30 years because he is light skinned, but local black men rapping women including perpetrators of the msundwe saga roam freely, indeed justice has been upheld, shame to this judge!

Mwenye
Mwenye
6 months ago

Why waste resources. Send him back and let them deal with him.

Kambewa Ngozo
6 months ago
Reply to  Mwenye

Foseki
The crime was committed in Malawi and he should serve the sentence there. Akapita kwawo they will not even put him in prison

Imran patel
Imran patel
6 months ago
Reply to  Kambewa Ngozo

Bushiri should also be sent to South Africa as crime was committed there.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
6 months ago

This guy will find his way out of jail through a huge bribe. It will be reported : ” a prisoner has escaped and Police are on manhunt” long after he has been helped to flee the country.

Moya
Moya
6 months ago

When we say the courts should be tough on Asians we mean those involved in corruption and milking our economy but are still free in the streets so let’s not use this poor horny Asian who is already convicted as sacrificial lamb for the courts to show case their teeth. Get the real bad boys. That said iam not undermining the seriousness of this guys crime. We don’t need this type of people abusing our girls in the street regardless of color, black or white they are all evil beings.

Last edited 6 months ago by Moya
FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
6 months ago
Reply to  Moya

What do you want in life?
Picture your relation being victimized by this guy, and you talk like this?
In one of nigeria State they’ve put a law for surgical castration or hanging for anyone found raping

Mugonamunchafu
Mugonamunchafu
6 months ago
Reply to  Moya

No one is white, nor black, but pink and brown

The Don
The Don
6 months ago

Usadzayambirenso, warn ur friends our High Court judges simaseweretsa

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