Man sentenced to 8 years over gang-rape of teenager

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The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court has sentenced a 35-year-old man to eight years in prison for taking part in gang-raping a 16-year-old girl.

Limbe police assistant public relations officer Widson Nhlane identified the convict as Mohamed John Nsomba who together with his friend gang-raped the girl on 13 April, 2017 at Mpingwe in the township of Limbe.

“The convict and his accomplice who is still at large defiled a 16 year old girl one after another and when the matter was reported to police, the victim was referred to the hospital for medical examination where the results came positive,” said Nhlane.

After launching investigations, police arrested Mahomed John Somba and charged him with defilement contrary to section 138(1) of the penal code.

In court, Nsomba pleaded guilty hence presiding magistrate Mangawa Makhalira slapped him with an eight year jail term to act as a deterrent to would be offenders.

The convict comes from Macheso village in Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre district.

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