Four years in jail for marrying underage girl

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A court in Mzimba district has sentenced a 23 year-old man for marrying an underage girl.

According to members of the community, the man, Tembani Theu, was working as a herdboy near the 14 year-old girl’s home area and they eventually met.

The young man then proposed to the teenage girl, who was staying with her grandparent, and the two later began living together as husband and wife.  

CourtBut the teenage girl’s mother who lives in South Africa was shocked when her parents told her that her daughter got married.

The woman asked her parents to go and look for the child and to report the issue to Mzimba police victim support unit.

Officers at Mzimba Police Station later arrested Theu and in court he was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Meanwhile the girl has been sent back to her family.

Theu hails from Katula Theu village, TA Mzikubola in Mzimba.

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  1. Abwapini inu et ngati ikulowa bho bho osalira athu akuvana akuthandizana ndemuziwa wamagiranji amunawo poti pano muthu wazaka 35 zikumatheka kulowa bwino bwino pa wa zaka 13 osalira nayoso ayi kkkkk kaya musovatu ife tizidyanebe kuvana Piza piza or nditi ma pwepwe or ndi voli voli kulowa opanda opikisana mwaaaaaaaq

  2. Northern region is the only place in country where judges are judging the cases the way Malawian are expected all the cases should be judged

  3. I can’t believe this!
    If my mind serves me right, marriage is between two people.
    Unless the girl complained about the forced marriage or abduction of whatsoever, the man remains innocent!
    We would like to appeal to the court to reverse its decision, and let the man walk!

  4. This law works to poor piple not to rich one osamanga anthu andalamawa bwanj akupeleka zimimba ma xul wa mwana wa under 17 kupezeka wapatsidwamimba akadali paxul kwamunthu wa under 40 why !!! Why malawi “osauka alibe mawu”

  5. Ngati pamenepo pali mlandu onse amangidwe mwina asamangidwe onse chifukwa zinali zogwirizana, Kodi muzatha liti kudziwa chilungamo? Kumeneko nkukondela,akupatsani chindapusa mwina kuti amangidwe mnyatayo? Sindikubvomeleza zokwatira under age girls koma ndikufuna muwonetse ntchito ya chilungamo.wonaninso munyamatayo ndi woweta ng’ombe kusonyeza kuti sadziwa chili chonse ,ngakhale mtsikanayo sadziwanso kanthu aaaaaa check this out!

  6. Bwanj Sanamumange Wapolice Wa Ku Karonga ( Bosco Manda) Amene Anakwatira Mwana Wa Zaka 15?? Kukondera Bas Pot Winayo Alibe Label??? Zopusa!!

  7. Anachita kugwilizana nanga mkaziyo samaziwa kt mamunayo ndi oversize ngati imavaya its ok asiyeni basi inu apolice ndi a court muli inu mungatani banja ndi magazi leav him plz bcoz mukhoza kutenga tembelero

  8. kupusa inu Apolice komaso Acourt bwanji amene akupha ma alobinal sakumangidwa Nanga ma Cashgeters alikuti ?? koma kuphunzila sikuchotsa uchitsiru koma umbuli uo ndi ucitsiru mbava zikuluzikulu inu agalu Amichila ngati mwawawidwa mtima ipsani mtima zezeni

  9. komatu muzingoti mangila phuzo! munakaziwa sibwezi mukupanga izi Ana asikana amatsiku ano akafika 15 umakhala mphanga ochitisa mantha! ndiye mukamati ndi Ana oky anyway vuto inu! simumakhalako kkkkk.

  10. Mufumbeni dankha mlolokazi uyo kuti ka wakuchichizga pakumtola olo yayi,tuwana twalelo nato maso yali mchanya nasukulu tukuyikhumba chaa

    • Zoona mr boyd anthuwa ndiwopusa nthawi imene mwanayo amayamba kunyengana ndi mamunayo makolo ake anali kuti 1)2 amene watenga nkhaniyi kukaitula kwa apolice wopusawo ndindani……..