Nkhatabay First Grade Magistrate court has sentenced Gift Mbale to fourteen years imprisonment with hard labour for raping a six year old girl.
State prosecutor Sergeant Keston Chiona told court that the
victim’s father left the girl under the care of Mbale as a family friend who later raped her.
Passing judgment, magistrate Anthony Banda said despite the
convict being a first offender and shown remorse, defilement is a
serious offence attracting long custodial sentence to protect girls in the country then slapped him with fourteen years jail term with hard labour.
Mbale 29 , hails from Mwaluweyu village, Traditional Authority Mwilang’ombe in Karonga District.