Village headman gets 12 years for rape

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The Liwonde First Grade Magistrate Court on Wednesday sentenced a 45 year old village Headman to 12 years in prison for raping a girl aged 14.

Village headman Gowero real name White Robson raped the standard six learner in January.
Police prosecutor Cliff Kalawa of Ntaja police told the court that on January 22 the victim and her friends were going to school and on their way they met the chief who had a panga knife and stones.

CourtThe rapist started chasing after the girls and when he caught the victim he dragged her into the maize field where he raped the girl.

The victim revealed this to her father who then reported the matter to Ntaja police.

Medical examination at Ntaja Health centre proved that the victim was indeed sexually abused.

The rapist was later arrested and charged with defilement of a girl under the age of 16 contrary to section 138 of the penal code
When taken before court he denied the charge and the state paraded four witnesses to prove the matter beyond reasonable doubt.

In his submission, Kalawa asked the court to impose a stiff penalty to the convict for as a village headman he was supposed to protect rights of girl child but instead he was the one doing such evil.

When passing judgement His Worship First Grade Magistrate Jones Masula said the community needs educated people including girls so those who rape girls will be punished.
He then sentenced the rapist to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Village Headman Gowero hails from Traditional Authority Nkoola in Machinga District.

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22 Comments

  1. Dziko ndilokondera ndithu,in Lilongwe the child protection officer did the same but has been granted a bail last week apa mukut mfumu 12years in prison while child protection officer bail, really in our courts is this what you call justice?

    • Bra not only chaponda but some one with same granted bail in lilongwe him being a child protection officer,defilement case bail and he is injoying chimanga chokazinga pano kwao chosecho anagwilira zoona dziko muno tidzimangwidwa ndife anthu opanda dzina ndindalama?

  2. Hahaha,I Was There,magistrate Kufunsa kholo Zaka Zamwanayu,kholo Limvekele 14yrs.Adabadwa Chaka Chanji?Kholo Limvekele Ndaiwala Chaka Chomwe Anabadwa.Kkkkk!!!Tisamale Kufunsiraku.Lelo Wazaka 20 Akut Ali ndi Zaka 14.

  3. Amene amaweluza nkhani imeneyi waganiza bwanji???? Osangomupatsa life in prison bwanji???? Kapena wabvumata baz

  4. Dzina lamfumuyo ndindani?akuyenera kuonjezeredwa dzaka chifukwa mfumu ndiimene inayenera kumatsogolera anthu khalidwe labwino.

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