Man jailed for seven years over firearm

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The Midima magistrate court has sentenced a 27 year-old man to seven years imprisonment with hard labour for possessing a firearm without a license.

The man has been identified as Mphatso Sitima who was arrested in September after police received a tip-off that he was keeping a rifle at his home at Manje Township in Blantyre. When the law enforcers went to the house they found the firearm hidden inside a Sofa.

CourtThey charged Sitima for being found in possession of a firearm without a licence or authority which is contrary to section 16 CAP 14:08 of Firearm Act. In court, Sitima pleaded guilty and asked for leniency.

When passing judgement, His Worship Benedictus Chisakamile said the offence is serious hence the need to slap the convict with seven years in prison to deter would be offenders.

Sitima hails from Kamwendo village T/A Chikowi in Zomba.

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  1. Ndi mbava zokhazokha zikuyikila kumbuyo munthuyi 7 yrs is very linient these are the pipo who are robbing other pipo’s shops.Mfuti yopanda licence amachitila chani?

  2. Khoti Pamenepa Yayesesa Kupanga Chilungamo,amandisekesa Ma Magistrate Enawa Akafuna Kusowa Chilungamo Amaona Ngati Tonse Ndife Osaphunzira

  3. Koma nzofunika mfuti ziyambe kugulisidwa ngati mene achitira kuno ku SA.Chitetezo chkuchepa nthawi ya Nhwazi inapita kunali chitetezo chokhwima kwambiri.Pano zalowa bolonje ine yanga ndikamabwera ndibweresa yongozipangira self defence.Mbava zachuluka zoba ndi mfuti

  4. mwinanso mfuti yake ndyathabwa yophela nyama ija apa,,paja apolis akumalawi kukokomeza zina zilizose.penapake tazkhalanikon serious apolis.

  5. koma ena paka kumamuyikila kumbuyo munthu opezeka ndizida opanda chilolezoyo?dikilani chizakuonekeleni muzaone kuopsa kwa anthu amenewo,anthu opanda chifundowo.kwaenafe zachepa zikanakhala 20 poti ayenela kuti aphapo anthu ameneyo.