A first-grade magistrate’s court in Balaka has convicted and sentenced 43-year-old Village Headman Mbodzole to 14 years Imprisonment with Hard Labor (IHL) for defiling a 14-year-old girl.
The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has referred the case file of a 38-year-old man to the Chief Resident Magistrate’s in Blantyre for sentencing after as it convicted Mr. Lenald Kanyama on two counts of defilement and abduction.
The Phalombe First Grade Magistrate’s Court has slapped a 43-year-old man with a 10-and-a-half-year prison sentence for defiling an under-16 girl.
The Parliamentary Committee on Social and Community Affairs has dared the citizenry to propose penalties that can help to deal with acts of rape and defilement in the country.
Police in eastern region have called upon communities to join hands in addressing rape and defilement cases that have gone up to 43.2 percent.
Barely a day after the first grade magistrate court in Neno district sentenced a twenty eight year old man Innocent Phiri to eight and six years in jail for defilement and rape, a seventy year old man is also in the cooler for defiling his thirteen years old granddaughter.
With cases of defilement and rape increasing daily in the country and despite receiving wide condemnation from different quarters of the society, some men are continuing with the vice.
The District Social Welfare Office in Mulanje says it will leave no one behind in the fight against child abuse in Mulanje amid a surge in cases of defilement in the district.
The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa on Thursday adjourned a case where 38 year old Man Lenald Kanyama is accused of defiling an eleven year old girl in Chikwawa.
Two well-known human rights organizations have added voice in asking authorities to put in place tough penalties to punish rape and defilement offenders.