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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Nigerian ‘Fake Lawyer’ Practised for 15 Years

A Nigerian man pretending to be a solicitor for 15 years has been charged for impersonation, the police say. According to BBC,the 49-year-old man was arrested earlier this week as he was making a bail application for his client in a Lagos state court. Police spokesman Chike Oti told the BBC the man could not articulate his legal argument and was challenged by another lawyer present in court. Mr Oti said the man had been practising for the past…

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Malawi Court Grants Bail to Police Officer Accused of Defilement

The First grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji Monday granted bail to Mkanda unit police officer who is answering charges of defilement. The accused, Austin Chisuse, aged 38, who is also a Child Protection Officer, has been in police custody since January, after being arrested by Mkanda police unit for allegedly defiling a 14 year-old girl. Before the bail was granted the court heard through Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Steven Majoni Phiri for the central region that the offence committed…

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