There were shocking revelations when Mzuzu Second Grade Magistrate convicted and imposed jail term on Chibavi Community Day Secondary student Peter Mhango for repeatedly defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Mhango was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour on Wednesday last week, but shocked the court when he revealed that he was a member of a Satanic sex cult and that his under-dealings were a fulfillment of a covenant with the devil.
It was revealed in court that Mhango had been defiling the girl, who happen to be a relation, on several occasions between 2015 and 2016.
State Prosecutor Betty Msowoya told the court that Mhango’s mother and the mother to the convict are sisters, and that the ‘Satanic’ used to sneak into victim’s room at night to sexually abuse her.
The issue came to light on 11th April, 2016 when the convict wanted to have sex romps with victim’s friend who denied.
The victim’s friend then reported to her grandmother and revealed that Mhango had been having cult sex sessions with her friend (the victim). When the victim was quizzed on the issue she admitted.
The matter was reported to Luwinga Police who referred the victim to Mzuzu Central Hospital.
Medical report indicated defilement has been taking place.
Mhango voluntarily pleaded guilty to the charge.
However, it was during mitigation that Mhango revealed that he had been defiling the victim in order to feed the spiritual demon which has been tormenting him since he was in standard five.
He said defiling children was a fulfillment of the covenant he made when he joined the Satanic Cult.
Magistrate Major Mbewe slapped him with 18-year-jail-term on acts of sexual perversion linked to his activities in the cult under Section 138 of the Penal Code not only to teach him a lesson but also deter other would be offenders.
Mhango comes from Sonda village, T/A Mtwalo in Mzimba district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :