BLANTYRE, June 11 (Marapost) –It’s called incest—the crime of having sexual intercourse with your sibling and in Malawi, it’s punishable by five years jail term.
But for Mangochi man Saiti Issa, 22, he got a prison term of one year and eight months for impregnating his 15-year-old sister after appearing before first grade magistrate.
The Malawi News Agency reports that Issa with is sister were born of the same mother but different fathers and hailed from Mtenje Village in Chief Chimwala.
Mangochi police PRO Roderick Maida was quoted as saying it was last year when Issa started making advances on his sister. Despite denying, Issa succeeded and one thing led to another until she fell pregnant.
When discovered, the sister simply pointed a finger at Issa. Police pounced and Issa pleaded guilty although he asked the court in mitigation he asked for a small sentence saying he was tempted by the sister.
But first grade magistrate Ronald M’bwana saw it differently and slapped a custodial sentence to teach Issa and others a morality lesson.–Marapost