Police in Mzuzu have arrested a 43 year old Zondiwe Ngulube for allegedly defiling his two biological at Kalama in Enukweni.
Police report gathered by FaceofMalawi show that the suspect had been defiling his daughters since December 2014 but that the development only came to light last month following investigation conducted by a mother group.
According to Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for Mzuzu Police Station, Sergeant Patrick Saulos, the group reported the issue to police after noticing that no action was being taken after they had reported the issue to elders in the village on several occasions.
“The suspect was sleeping with his 14 and 16 year-old daughters while his wife was away visiting her relatives at their home village and this happened numerous times until the suspect was apprehended,” said the police publicist.
Saulos further said that the general public should take such allegations of defilement seriously when they are reported to them by the victims.
He also strongly advised that they should report such cases to police as soon as possible so that they (police) act on them.
The suspect, Zondiwe Ngulube (43), who hails from Yotamu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba District, will answer the charge of incest contrary to section 157, Sub-section 1 of the Penal Code which attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.