A 40 year-old man who raped two primary school girls in order to give them intelligence in Dowa has been handed a prison term.
The man who is HIV positive has been sentenced to 12 years in jail after he raped the girls and claimed that the sexual abuse will give them wisdom.
The court heard that the convict cheated the Standard 7 learners – both are 14 year-old – that he had a traditional medicine to make them perform well in class.
The rapist told the young girls that for medicine to work effectively, he had to have sex with them and mix the herb with vaginal fluid.
The convict later had sex with the two girls one after another using a condom. He then mixed the vaginal fluid with his sperms and the medicine. Thereafter, he applied the mixture on the girls’ organs after he cut them using one razor blade.
Wisikoti gave the victims K1,000 so that they should not tell anyone about the ordeal. The girls’ school matron however was surprised seeing one of the girls having difficulties in walking. When asked, the child revealed that she was sexually abused together with her friend by the wicked man.
A medical examination at Mvera Health Centre revealed that the two were raped. The rapist was charged with defilement contrary to section 138 of the Penal Code.
The state through police prosecutor Benedictor Mathambo requested the court to give a stiff sentence to the wicked man to deter other would be offenders.
“This offence is serious in nature, it attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment with hard labour (IHL). So when passing sentence the court should consider that the two girls have suffered a trauma.
In his mitigation, the convict said he has nine children and he is on ARV treatment.
But his Worship, first grade magistrate, Imrani Phiri thrashed all mitigating factors put forward by the convict and sentenced him to 12-years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) to give a warning to other monsters.
Kanyamula comes from Dzama Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiwere in Dowa district.
In a related development, an 18 year old boy in Nkhotakota has been sentenced to 9 years in prison with hard labour (IHL) for raping a 3 year-old girl.
The rapist, Joseph Tsogolani, was caught redhanded raping the little girl last week and in court he pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement.
State prosecutor Sub- Inspector James Muyira asked the court to give the convict a stiff punishment saying cases of rape are rampant in the district.
When passing judgement, magistrate Buleya concurred with the prosecutor that the district of late has registered various cases of sexual abuse cases hence the need to punish the offender. Buleya then sentenced the rapist to 9 years in jail.
The convict hails from Siyasiya Village Traditional Authority Khombedza in Salima district.