Police in Malawi arrest gay student for sexual assualt of male friend

Police in Santhe a growth centre in Malawi’s central district of Kasungu have arrested a student at Santhe Secondary School for alleged sexually assaulting his roommate-cum-friend in the dormitory.

This comes after reports that the government has suspended anti-gay laws which in the process stripped off the police of powers to arrest homosexuals.

A source at the school revealed to Nyasa Times that the student  is said to have forced his fully charged cock into his friend’s anus  (Nyasa Times is shielding the name of the victim and the suspected rapist on legal reasons) and hurriedly released his semen in the early hours of Monday (between 3 and 4 a.m.)

“This did not please his friend who later in the morning reported  the incident to police who later gave him a police authorizing documents for medical checkup,” said  a source. 

Meanwhile, the suspect  is still under police custody pending medical results which were yet to be released at the time of publication of this story.

The  rape victim who is also believed to be a gay is failing to succumb to the ridicule from fellow students and he is contemplating of switching the school.

Central Region Police Publicist John Namalenga asked Nyasa Times to give him more time to investigate thoroughly into the issue before he referred our reporter to Kasungu Police spokesperson whose phone could not be reached.


Recently,  Malawi’s Attorney General who doubles as justice minister  Ralph Kasambara said at a pubic debated organized by pro-minority groups in the capital Lilongwe that the country had had suspended the country’s harsh anti-gay laws pending a vote on whether to repeal or not.

“There is a moratorium on all such laws meaning that Police will not arrest or prosecute anyone based on these laws. These laws will not be enforced until the time that Parliament makes a decision,” Kasambara said.

He added: “The idea to issue a moratorium is that if we continue arresting and prosecuting people based on the said laws and later they are found to be unconstitutional it would be an embarrassment to government. It is better to let one criminal get away with it rather than throw a lot of innocent people in jail.”

While Amnesty International lauded Malawi for the decision, Kasambara’s announcement attracted condemnation from his fraternity of lawyers who said his decision was unconstitutional.

Under pressure, Kasambara has decided to backtrack saying that he didn’t make any announcement to that effect.

Kasambara told a local daily: “There was no such announcement and there was no discussion about same sex marriages.”

But an audio clip recording of Kasambara’s announcement clearly shows that he made the statement as widely quoted by local and international media.

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