Ward Councilor Under Probe for Alleged Defilement
Police in Mulanje are investigating reports that a ward councilor in the district may have been defiling and impregnated a 14-year-old girl.
But the ward councilor for Muloza ward, Councilor Righteous Chitekwe, has rubbished the allegations describing them as sheer mudslinging by supporters of a candidate he defeated in May, 21, 2019 elections.
Councilor Chitekwe challenged that he would be vindicated by findings of the on-going investigations “they will not succeed,” he said.
The issue is about a 14-year-old standard 7 girl at a primary school in Mulanje Limbuli Constituency.
Mirriam Malenga, a child protection workers in the area told Zodiak Online she reported the matter to the police and the District Social Welfare Office. She expressed concern that nothing has yet to happen.
District Social Welfare Assistant, Chifundo Maduka, too acknowledged receipt of the matter saying he too reported the matter to police as they are arresting authorities after confirming that the girl’s age is indeed 14.
“We are just surprised with the delays and inaction by police,” said Maduka.
But Mulanje police Officer-in-Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner Kelvin Mulezo, said Thursday morning investigations are near through.
“There are suggestions that at a certain boy within the community may have been responsible for the girl’s condition. But by end of business tomorrow, we shall have arrested a suspect in this matter,” Mulezo said.