Burundian jailed for rape

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The Nkukula First Grade Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced a 21 year old Burundian national to six years in prison for raping and impregnating a 14 year old girl.

The court sentenced Leonard Juma on Wednesday.

MachingaJuma hails from Dzaleka camp, Traditional Authority Nsakambewa in Dowa but was doing business at Area 49 Dubai market in Lilongwe.

Prosecutor Sergeant Esnart Phiri of Kanengo Police Station proved the case beyond reasonable doubt by parading four state witnesses who testified that the convict had committed the offence in April this year  at Area 49 in Lilongwe.

The convict pleaded for leniency as he was first offender and he told the court that he wanted to take full responsibility of the pregnancy though he is married to another young woman.

While passing the sentence, Magistrate Cecelia Onsewa bemoaned the high prevalence of cases of sexual assault on girls.

She observed that  victims of defilement are not only traumatised during the commission of the offence, but also throughout their lives.

Meanwhile, Police are appealing to the public to desist from having sexual relationships with girls under the age of 18 because it is against the law.

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  1. Oooh, Wakuburundiyu Nde Zaka Six Basi Wakupasani Chani? Mmalawi Mwamugamula Zaka 16 Uja Koma Anangogwilililatu Basi Sanapeleke Mimba Macourt Akumalawi Okondera Kwambiri

  2. Though each case has its own merit but a sentence of 6 years is not enough. The file should immediately be sent to the High Court for further action.

  3. 21:14 rape yake yamtundu wanji? matsiku ano mtsikana wa 14 year ndi wamkulu ndipo mukuti ali ndi mimba ameneyo si mwana. Dziko lapansi ndilokondeladi Mugabe ali ndi zaka 92 anakwatiwa mkazi wake ali ndi 40yrs now tiyeni tifufuze bwino nkhanizi how come first day then she is already pregnanted anthuwo anali pa ubwezi atengane basi

  4. Amenei nde watijaila et mpaka kutikwata mwa force oky amalawi tichitepo kanthu akamaliza uchisi wakewo wautali azikamva zipolopolo kwao mx!! ndantukwana

  5. Ndiye bola akanangowatisa basis nanga 6 wapeleka Chiani ameneyo m’mawa lomweli pamulandu omwewo tinva kuti wina wakumalawi wamangidwa 14yrs akuti ena atengerepo phunziro, ndiye uyu watipeza kwathu kuno 6 basi ayi ayi ayi sibwino choncho pangani chilungamo

  6. Milandu yogwirira ikuchuluka ku malawi kuno,zifukwa zokwanira zilipo mamvalidwe sali bwino,komanso ufulu wa chuluka mpaka kwa atsikana sakumvera makolo.komanso tili masiku omaliza.koma six years yachepa

  7. akapumule kumeneko maburundiwa atijailanso misinkhu yao samaiona kapena mwina miyambo yakwao aonanso ngati kuno m’chimodzimozi

  8. Amuchepesera zaka ameneyo anayenela 20 yrs azake atengelepo phunziro, ndye poti nd brund ife nd amalawi azagwilirenso basi ameneyo sinakha wamva kukoma kwa kamwana kachimalawi

  9. kod munthu oba panti wamwana angakagwire dzaka zingati ngat ogwiririlayu mukuti akagwire dzaka 6 ma judge siyani ntchito mwalephela malamulo

  10. Mmmm no chigamulocho sichiri bwino zaka xosalazo mwapita nazo kuti?Ndifourteen yrs not six why?Inutu muzamva nkhwangwa ilimutu takutoperanino tsopano ife ndiye kwaweni tizizunzidwa pamene inu mukupanga usamaliya kwaobwera yooooooh.

  11. Nkulakwaditu koma wen ur a malawian 14yrs….chi-,foreigner 6yrs?? Pali nzeru??….akamadzatuluka alindi zaka 27 n stil young…..adzagwiririraso wina ameneyo….amalawi sitimadzikonda ndithu ndife ambude

  12. Kodi Zigamulo Zakezi Bwanji? Ukakhala Mmalawi Ogwirira Koma Ndiwe Mphawi 14 Years, Wandalama + Ma Lawyer Umva Olakwilidwa Sanavale Bwino Olakwa Analephela Kupilira Ndiye Mulandu Palibe Atsikana Muzivala Bwino Kenano Judge Kumenya Table. Kapena Judge Pronounce 14 Years But Worked 2 Weeks

  13. you can see yourself now ,if the very same offence is done by your fellow Malawian you slap 14 or so years,but this time a Burundian is at it and you are offering just a peanut

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