A Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate's court on Monday convicted and sentenced a 37-year-old man to 19 years Imprisonment with Hard Labor (IHL) for defiling his 8-year-old stepdaughter.
Prison will be home for Laybu Asimu, 28, for the coming 14 years after a Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday March 31, 2021, slapped him for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old stepdaughter.
Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati says she is always bitter when she receives reports that some suspected defilers are walking shoulders high in communities having been released on either court or police bail.
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.