Woman rapist jailed for 4 years

A court in Dowa has slapped a woman rapist with four years imprisonment with hard labour.

An artist’s impression of a court proceeding

The 31-year-old woman  has been jailed  with hard labour for indulging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy.

The woman has been identified as Mawu Kambidzi from Chiponda village in the area of Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District.

The Dowa First Grade Magistrate’s Court  through state prosecutor Sub Inspector Agnes Mphinga heard that the woman committed the offence from the night of January 2020 to February 12, 2021 at Chiponda village after she indulged herself in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy.

The court further heard that on the night of February 12, 2021, the child’s father woke up around 22:00 hours to check his son (victim) in his boy’s quarters where he sleeps alone and did not find him.

It was revealed in court that what prompted the father was the foot-steps which he had been hearing for many times and upon checking it was found that the boy was not in the boy’s quarters.

Later, the boy’s father told his wife who started searching and calling the boy’s name who appeared in furious mood.

Upon questioning him, he revealed to have be having sexual intercourse with the woman and further revealed that he started having sexual intercourse with the woman in January 2020.

Appearing before court, the woman pleaded guilty to a charge of indulging in sexual activity with a child contrary to Section 160 of the Penal Code.

In mitigation, the woman asked the court for lenient sentence, saying she is physically challenged, pregnant and has also a child.

In her submission, state prosecutor Sub Inspector Agnes Mphinga asked the court to pass a stiff punishment to the offender, saying the offence committed is serious in nature.

Passing sentence, First Grade Magistrate Amran Phiri concurred with the state’s submission and sentenced the woman to 4  years imprisonment with hard labour as a caution to other women with similar intentions.

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Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago

This is my first time to hear of statutory rape involving a male victim. What a sick country!

wakalekale
1 month ago

kodi uja wa ku MASM uja mulandu wake mwawutaya? uja odya mwana wa chemwali ake ali ndi aids uja.

Mulopwana
1 month ago

Interesting case. 31 yrs lady and 14 yrs manboy. Komatu anakawafunsa kuti amamugwirila. Zikhoza kutheka kuti a man wo anafunsila mayiwo.

John Abruzzi
John Abruzzi
1 month ago

No comment by He Matters NGO?

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Poor writing, the story is all over the place. Who was the woman? Where was she staying? etc….

Genghis Khan
1 month ago

Perekani suspended sentence. Ku prison kwadzadza. Vuto komanso ana Ena amakhala aang’ono koma katunduyo shaaa kumatiposa Ife azibambo

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
1 month ago

So a 21-year old male impregnates a 16- year old female, its 21 years imprisonment with hars labour. A female 31-year old defiles 14 year old it is 4 years. There is something about our systems that is not right

Hardy
Hardy
1 month ago

Mmesa mumati mamuma saachepa. Secondly the guy followed the woman. Based on this, the woman is not guilty.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

This is not fair as the woman did not go to the boys lodging. So a minor can give pregnancy to a woman.mmmm.Let them just marry after all he is no longer a boy but a dad.Amakapanga gwemula mnyatayu ndi womkhwima uyu.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 month ago

What does our law says about sex with a minor? Is a minor referred to as a girl? Wondering why she has been given 4 years only.

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