Malawi Police in Ntcheu district have disclosed that alcohol, which is regarded as the main form of entertainment by most men in the district, is the most source of trouble for men in the district.
According to Ntcheu police, currently they have registered 37 reported cases of defilement compared to 32 cases in the same period of January to November last year, primarily those due to alcohol.
Ntcheu police deputy spokesperson, Hastings Chigalu, said by now over 30 men are serving jail terms after being found guilty of defilement which they did under the influence of alcohol.
“A lot of men are addicted to beer here and when they are high they pounce on little girls” Chigalu said.
Recently, a 36 year-old man identified as Sipac Pheletu of Hauya village, Traditional authority Ganya in Ntcheu defiled his 14 year old step daughter just after he had returned from a drinking joint.