15 November 2018
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Ntcheu, September 14, 2018: Police in Ntcheu are keeping in custody six minors for allegedly defiling a 15 year old girl (name withheld). Ntcheu Police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu in an interview on Wednesday said the ages of the suspects (names withheld) range from 12 to 15 years. Chigalu said the…
Nsanje, September 13, 2018: Bangula Third Grade Magistrate Court Thursday remanded five people after they pleaded guilty to the offence of possessing and trafficking forest produce without permit, possession and trafficking endangered and protected species (Tsanya) without permit. Third Grade magistrate Linda Chiwanda remanded the five after they pleaded guilty…
Mzuzu, September 13, 2018: Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate Court Tuesday denied bail to Martin Ng’ambi, 19 who is suspected to have defiled a six year- old girl at Chiputula Location in the city. State prosecutor, Inspector Betty Msowoya, told the court Ng’ambi defiled the girl on July 24, 2018 when…
Ntcheu, September 13, 2018: Police in Ntcheu have intensified search for their fellow officer who reportedly went missing after he was deployed to monitor voter registration exercise last month (August) atMwansambe Primary School in Traditional Authority Mpando in the district. Ntcheu Police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu has since asked the public…
Mzuzu, September 13, 2018: Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate Court Tuesday denied bail to Martin Ng’ambi, 19 who is suspected to have defiled a six year- old girl at Chiputula Location in the city. State prosecutor, Inspector Betty Msowoya, told the court Ng’ambi defiled the girl on July 24, 2018 when…
Dedza, September 12, 2018: A 32 year old man identified as Chrispin Thekison, has died by hanging himself on the beam of his house after suspecting his wife of having an extra marital affair. According to Dedza Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, the deceased committed suicide on…
Chikwawa, September 12, 2018: The Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has advised the youth in Chikwawa to strive for independence through viable idea development which can make them excel in life. The minister made the remarks on Tuesday when he inspected construction of Chikwawa Community…
Karonga, September 12, 2018: Karonga First Grade Magistrate Court Tuesday convicted and sentenced Komani Nyirenda, 28 from Malema 2 in the area of Paramount Chief Kyungu in Karonga to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for defiling a nine year old girl. Prosecutor, Sergeant Brenda Livason told the court…
Mzimba, September 12, 2018: Police in Mzimba are hunting for unknown assailants who are suspected to have murdered two men at Manyamula in the area of Paramount Chief M’mbelwa in the district. Mzimba Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Botha said Police are investigating the deaths of two men who…
Mangochi, September 8, 2018: Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate Court on Friday sentenced a 25 year old man, to three years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for possessing 30 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, locally called Chamba. During the proceedings, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Jack Thaulo told the court that on August 20,…
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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...