The Balaka First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a teenage boy identified as Macdonald Kusala to 7 years Imprisonment with hard labour for allegedly sleeping his own biological mother.

The victim is said to have slept with his mother who was totally drunk on August 21, 2015 at Khoswe village in Balaka district and was caught in the act by his brother.

During hearing, Police Prosecutor Inspector Isaac Mponela told the court that Kusala had unlawful sex with his biological mother without her consent.

The suspect pleaded guilty to the charge of rape which is contrary to section 133 of the Penal code.

Kusala asked for leniency in sentencing, arguing that he is the first offender and that he was driven by the influence of alcohol. He also asked for forgiveness.

Police prosecutor denied the plea and asked the presiding magistrate to melt a stiffer punishment on the offender considering the nature and seriousness of the offence which attracts the maximum sentence of death or life imprisonment.

First Grade Magistrate Felix Mandala agreed with the Police that the suspect deserved a stiffer sentence because of the seriousness of the offence and much more, he did it to his own mother which is a taboo.

Mandala then sentenced Kusala to 84 months imprisonment with hard labour.

Kusala hails from from Khoswe village, in the area of Senior Chief Nsamala in Balaka district.

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