Court Convicts Defiler in Chikwawa
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.
First Grade Magistrate Gladstone Chirundu on Friday concurred with the state that the 14 years which the First Grade Magistrate can impose as a maximum is not enough to sentence Kanyama who defiled 11-year-old girls in Maseya area in October last year.
The defilement incident attracted a lot of public outcry which made the Women Lawyers Association of Malawi to join the case in court.
Kanyama aged 38 comes from Dziwazina village in Maseya area in Chikwawa district.