BLANTYRE, Sept 19: Mugabe Sandram from Lilongwe has been slapped with a 9-year sentence with hard labour for sodomising a 13 year old boy.
A magistrate court in Lilongwe found him guilty of the offence, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.
The victim, who cannot be mentioned because he is a minor, told the court he fell victim to the advances of Sandram who gave him money to sleep with him.
He is said to have met Mugabe when he went to buy groceries and that night, he was sodomised. Kamuzu Central hospital confirmed canal penetration of the boy after his parents had reported the matter to police.
Mugabe, who blamed the offence, pushed the blame on his drunkenness, but senior resident magistrate slapped a 9 year sentence because he was a first offender.
Mugabe is from Chiponde Village in TA M’bang’ombe in Lilongwe district.
In 2011, a magistrate court sentenced sentenced Amon Champyuni, Mathews Bello and Mussa Chiwisi to between six and 12 years imprisonment with hard labour for offences ranging from unnnatural acts and buggery.