Nkukula Magistrate Court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe has sentenced a pair of teens to 18 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling two girls aged 14 each.
The police have identified the two as Gwiriza Dzinkambani and Alex Chikwama.
Malawi News Hub has learnt that Dzinkambani and Chikwama met the girls on their way to Senti location with the capital and persuaded them to go to their place to watch a movie.
Reports indicate that the suspects defiled the victims during night.
Both of the suspects pleaded guilty to the charges but went on to say that they were in a love relationship with the victims.
Citing enormous negative impact of such cases on girls, Magistrate Cecilia Onsewa stressed that the offence needed a stiffer punishment.
However, she mentioned that the court had considered the age of the convicts and that they are also first offenders hence the lenient punishment.
Gwiriza Dzinkambani hails from Khando Village while Alex Chikwama hails from Mlenga Vilage both in the area of Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba.