Shock As Defilement Cases Rise in Dedza

Dedza district  is said to have recorded an increase in defilement cases, Malawi News Agency has learnt. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Dedza Police Public Relations officer Sub Inspector Edward Kabango said despite numerous interventions, defilement cases are still on the rise. “From January to June in 2017, we registered 16 cases but this year during the same period, we have registered 18 defilement cases representing a two percent increase,” Kabango said. “It is surprising that despite all…

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Catholic Bishops Rebuffs Chilima

Catholics bishops in Malawi have reiterated their stand that they will not support or endorse any particular politician or political party for the forthcoming elections next year. The bishops have made their stand in a statement released Thursday by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). They said they released the statement after reflecting on some developments taking place in the country in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. “Just as we stated in our June, 2018 statement,…

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Dedza Registers a Decline in Gender-Based Violence Cases

Police in Dedza say there has been a reduction in gender-based violence (GBV) cases with the district recording few such cases in the first half of this year as compared to the same period last year. “From January to July, 2017, there were about 130 cases compared to 100 cases this year within the same period,” according to Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, spokesperson for Dedza Police. Kabango attributed the decline to awareness campaigns the police station has been conducting…

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Cold Weather Kills Dedza Man

A 27 year old man has been found dead in Dedza after taking beer on empty stomach and later sleeping in the cold when he failed to make it home due to drunkenness, Police has confirmed. Police say Chifundo Masanza, from Mandala village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kamenyagwaza in the district was found dead on Tuesday morning. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Dedza Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, said…

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Dedza Rolls Out Nutrition Project

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) through World Vision Malawi has embarked on a project aimed at preventing cases of malnutrition among under-five children and adolescents. The project, which is being implemented in Machinga, Mangochi, Salima and Dedza, is a response to poor nutrition statuses in these districts and high prevalence rates of anemia, according to Project Coordinator for World Vision Malawi, Blessings Makanje. Makanje said in an interview on Wednesday that the project is for five months and will…

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Dedza MPs Meet Council on Mismanagement of Funds

Six Members of Parliament (MPs) in Dedza on Friday met council officials on the issue surrounding the mismanagement of council funds, Malawi News Agency has learnt. In an interview, MP for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi who was speaking on behalf all the eight MPs in Dedza, said that the legislatures had a meeting with the council officials to ask for more information on what is happening so that they can make the decision and see how best to interact…

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Malawian Man Jailed 11 Years For Defiling Step Daughter

Dedza First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 25 year old Man identified as Kasito Yasini for defiling his 11 year old step daughter in order to become rich. Police Prosecutor Sub Inspector Wedson Nyondo told the court that Yasini got charms from a certain herbalist to get rich and as a ritual, he was supposed to sleep with an under aged girl and on 2nd February, 2018 he forced his stepdaughter into his bedroom where he had sex…

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Bizarre: Angry Mob Attacks Catechist Over Dead Priest in Dedza

Drama ensued at the house of former Catholic Catechist at Mtakataka parish in Dedza when irate mob descended on his house following reports that he was keeping the late Fr. Juliano Absalom who died on January 19 in a road accident. The mob was demanding the immediate release of the priest who was said to be alive but kept by the catechist Phillias Kanyemba in his house among other dead people, Dedza Police said. Speaking in an interview with…

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Govt to Support People Affected by Disaster in Dedza

Principal Secretary in the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), Clement Chinthu Phiri, said on Monday government will support households that have been affected by rainstorm in Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza. He was speaking when he visited group village headmen Nkhungumbe and Kapenuka’s areas to appreciate the damage done to crops due to the rainstorm which occurred 2nd January, 2018. “We have seen the damage that has been done here, it’s so devastating because 139 hectares of crops…

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