A man aged 51 has, again, been arrested in Dedza on suspicion he has defiled his four-year-old granddaughter.

Dedza Police deputy publicist, Cassim Manda, has confirmed the development.

According to Manda, a few years ago, the suspect also served an 8-year long prison sentence for defiling an 11-year-old girl.

The suspect, identified as Tumizani Patisi, is said to have found the minor outside his house playing with her friends.

“It is alleged that the suspect dragged the victim into his house and defiled her. He was later

caught in the act by his relations who heard the victim crying uncontrollably,” Manda said.

He further explained that an angry mob descended on Patisi before he was later rescued by the police.

The minor has since been treated at Matumba Health Centre and she is in a stable condition.

The suspect will soon be paraded in court on a charge of defilement, which attracts the maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Patisi hails from Mwampanda Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilikumwendo in Dedza District.

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