Two Men sentenced to 10 Years IHL for Defilement

Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two men each to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour in separate defilement cases. The convicts are Saizi Saladi, 36, who defiled a three–year–old and Wilfred Moses, 33, for defiling an eight – year – old minor, both contrary to section 138 of the penal code. Mangochi Police Station prosecutor, Sub Inspector Grace Mindozo told the court that Saladi committed the offence in the afternoon of February 17, 2018…

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ARV Defaulters Slow Down Battle Against AIDS

Lilongwe District Assembly has bemoaned an increase in the number of defaulters of Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) treatment in the district. Councillor for Chilenje Ward, Blessings Njolomole disclosed this Tuesday at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the area of Senior Chief Mazengera during activities organized as part of World Vision Malawi (WVM) commemoration of World AIDS Day. He said the rate at which ARV patients are defaulting their medication poses a danger of re-infection if no tangible measures…

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Policeman In For Defilement

Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard Maluwa, 41, of Chimwamkango Police Unit for allegedly defiling a fourteen year old girl. District Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday, saying the arrest was made on Thursday, 22 March, 2018. Kaitano said the mother to the victim who runs a small-scale business near the said police unit complained to the police about the conduct of their fellow police officer whom…

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Malnutrition Worsens in Malawi

The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) says there is need to advocate for behavior change in districts which are regarded as food baskets in Malawi but are still recording high numbers of malnutrition cases. In the Malawi Demographic Household Survey of 2016, Malawi has reduced stunting cases by 10 percent against the 47 percent recorded in 2010. But some districts like Dedza, Mchinji, Mangochi, Ntcheu and Neno are still recording over 40 percent cases of malnutrition. Unfortunately, these…

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Jealousy Sex Worker Kills Colleague’s Baby

Police in Kasungu have arrested 34 year old Memory Kanjere for allegedly murdering a three months old child belonging to Madalitso Limbikani for suspecting her of having a love affair with her boyfriend. The whole incident is said to have happened on the night of 9th to 10th March 2018 at Katenje Trading Centre where Kanjere and Limbikani are said to be plying commercial sex work. According to Kasungu Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza, Limbikani left the…

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2520 Children Defiled in Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay District Social Welfare Office says it registered 5, 600 abuse cases out of which 2, 520 were defilement cases between June 2017 and February 2018. Speaking in an interview on Friday, the district’s social welfare officer, Lickson Ng’ambi said the office is overwhelmed with the cases describing the situation as sad. He attributed the abuse cases to lack of parental care saying most parents in the district migrate to South Africa or Tanzania for greener pasture leaving…

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Mob Attacks Child Abduction Suspect in Dowa

An angry mob on Monday morning destroyed property belonging to a child abduction suspect (name withheld) in Dowa. It was reported on Friday that a five year old girl, Monica Chunga, did not come back from school where she went and could not be traced. However, rumour went round that the girl was being kept in the house of a certain woman residing at the Boma. This forced a mob around the boma and surrounding villages to organize themselves…

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Mangochi Receives National IDs

National identification cards for people in Mangochi arrived at the office of the District Commissioner (DC) on Saturday and distribution is expected to start from March 3 – 24, the council has confirmed. Assistant District Registration Officer, Veronica Mussa, said a total of 540,377 IDs had arrived and that sorting of the cards would be done from 19th to 22nd February before they distribute them to centres. “Sorting of the ID cards will involve placing them according to centres…

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Nkhotakota LEA Primary School Pupils Collapse, Classes Suspended

Over 13 learners of Nkhotakota LEA Primary School were on Monday rushed to Nkhotakota District Hospital after they suffered from a strange disease. According to one of the staff members at the school who spoke to Malawi News Agency (Mana), on condition of anonymity, the learners, community members and the staff are scared by the strange disease and so far classes have been suspended until further communication. The source said the school started witnessing the situation last week when…

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Photos: Sex Workers Jailed for Parading Client Naked

Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court on Monday convicted and sentenced two sex workers to four years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) each, for stripping naked and parading a male client around, for failing to settle a sex bill. The sex workers are Patricia Chapotera 21 and Ruth Wizman, both from Nsiyaludzu Village in Traditional Authority Makwangwala in the district. State prosecutor Inspector Evans Kamtukule, told a jam-packed court that on February 7, 2018, a 26 year old man (name…

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