‘Forgive me. I’m HIV positive’- Man pleads with court

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Despite asking for a lenient sentence because he is on ARV treatment, 41 year-old Paul Rita will spend five years in prison after a Malawian court found him guilty of theft and burglary.

CourtAccording to Assistant Public Relations Officer for Limbe police station, Widson Nhlane, the convict and his co-accused Madalitso Mulosowa, 28, broke into a house at Maone park in Blantyre.

However, Mulosowa ran away after he was granted bail and police are still looking for him.

“The convicted person and his co-accused broke into a house at Maone in Blantyre and went away with items such as bicycles, assorted screens, two laptops, assorted food stuffs, and a computer set,” said Nhlane.

In mitigation, Rita pleaded with the court to be lenient when passing judgment because he is on ARV treatment and that he is living with HIV.

Rita hails from Mponda village,T/A Chikowi in Zomba while Mulosowa hails from Zumbe village T/A Nthema in Chiradzulu district.

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  1. Kodi inu a malawi 24 simungamalembe Nkhani zanu popanda kupepetsa link ? Ineyo zimandikhwana kwambiri chifukwa nthawi zambiri imavuta kutsekula link yanu

  2. Amangidwe coz anthu amenewanso amati akabwera kudzaba amathanso kugwilirila mwana ngakhale mzimayi chonsecho akudziwa kuti Ali Positive koma saganizira anzawo panopa poti wagwida NDE azikati amukhulukilire? Ayi aseve basi ndioipa ameneyo …

  3. Amangidwe coz anthu amenewanso amati akabwera kudzaba amathanso kugwilirila mwana ngakhale mzimayi chonsecho akudziwa kuti Ali Positive koma saganizira anzawo panopa poti wagwida NDE azikati amukhulukilire? Ayi aseve basi ndioipa ameneyo …

  4. udzadya thukuta lako ayenera kulandila chilango kuba ndi mlandu kodi iye samadziwa? hlv with Arvs its none our business he must rotten in jail

  5. They say we should end the AIDS stigma, which means no human should be treated differently, this clearly means anybody whose positive or negative should be treated the same regardless of their HIV status and the crime committed is no different to a crime committed by a person with a negative HIV status hence the punishment for his crime should be as though he is any other person.

  6. nkutheka analibe kathu koti adye chonde abale tisaweluze mavuto ndiosiyana m’makomomu.ine ngati ndi kudya wina sakudya polakwitsa iyeyo sanachite bwino kubako. remember m’malawi nzanga love one another no matter he or she is sick just show ur love please.